Unusual Things To Keep In Mind When At The Hospital
Posted on: 20 April 2016 by Adam Stevens
There's a few things you should know when you're going in to hospital for anything major. We'll discuss the different (unusual) things to keep in mind that you wouldn't normally think about.
The first thing you should keep in mind is to make sure you have a small amount of money, toiletries, something to do and any medication you need to take on a regular basis. I know this isn't that unusual but we're just starting off.
Transport to and from the hospital is something you don't really think of but could become highly stressful in a time where you should be resting. Free non-emergency transport to the hospital is available however it is only available if your condition or general wellbeing means that you can't take public transport or get in to a car. Your doctor will be able to arrange this transport for you if needed. There are government schemes that are able to help you with any transport costs if you qualify.
Make sure you check up on your home insurance, usually this will be fine but in some cases your home insurance might change due to your home being unoccupied.
Another thing to think about is if you receive government benefits, if you are in hospital for longer than a couple of weeks you might have to repay any benefits you received in that time.
Finally, one really unusual thing to think about is that there are solicitors to ensure that you get the high quality care you deserve. Pryers solicitors are medical negligence experts and work to restore the balance and make sure that if you didn't receive the level of care you deserve you receive the compensation you deserve.