- Attending Outpatients
- Visiting people in hospital
- Coming into hospital
- What to bring
- Language and Communication
- TV and Radio
- Mobile phones, laptops and tablets
- Food and Nutrition
- Infection Control
- Privacy and dignity
- Safeguarding Adults
- Learning Disability Services
- Data protection
- Overseas Visitors
- Leaving hospital
- Car Parking Concessions
- Patient information leaflets
- Stop Smoking Service
Mobile phones, laptops and tablets
We encourage the widest possible use of mobile communication equipment; these may be be used anywhere except where:
- Signage is displayed to prohibit use
- Staff ask you not to
The use of mobile communication equipment is controlled to ensure privacy and dignity. Mobile communication equipment often has other functions and it is the potential for inappropriate photos or videos that could risk compromising this and contravention of human rights and data protection legislation. Child protection, nuisance and health and safety conditions are also considered.
Picture and video recording is not permitted without appropriate consent.
Any time, we ask that you switch your phone to silent mode or use headphones with laptops/ipads out of respect to patients wishing to rest.
Please note you will not be able to charge your electrical appliances in hospital so will need to ensure other means of battery charging.
The Trust cannot also accept responsibility for loss or damage to patients' belongings.