Going into hospital

What to expect

No matter what your age, going into hospital can be daunting, but Life Healthcare wants you to know that we are walking every step of the patient journey with you.



What is the patient journey?

A visit to your GP who decides to refer you to a specialist, who then decides to admit you to hospital for treatment.

  • Pre-admission
  • Admission and/or procedure
  • Post-op essentials, including your hospital stay
  • Discharge planning
  • Rehabilitation or follow-up consultations

Alternatively, your patient journey may involve a visit to the emergency unit, followed by admission to hospital.

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Pre-admission is an important step to making your hospital admission as easy as possible. Find out all you need to know to get started with pre-admission.

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Post-op essentials

Understand exactly what happens on the day of your surgery, and get discharge advice, medication information and helpful tips for wound care and pain management.

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Medical aid checklist

Here is what you need to give your medical aid – and what answers you need to get from them.

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Patient rights and responsibilities

Understand what your rights are in hospital, and what you need to do so that your healthcare providers can give you the best possible care.

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Contact us

Find your nearest hospital or doctor, and get email, phone and physical address details for our Head Office.

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