We have put together a list of the questions we are often asked about staying in hospital.
If you or any of your visitors have any other questions please contact our patient advice and liaison service.
Can I wash my clothes?
Most wards do not have laundry facilities for patients, so we ask you to send your personal washing home with relatives or friends.
Can I smoke in hospital?
Patients, visitors and staff are not allowed to smoke anywhere in our buildings or immediately outside exits and entrances. You may only use the designated smoking shelters and locations. They are shown on our hospital maps.
If you smoke and
are already using treatment, e.g. nicotine replacement therapy, please bring this to hospital with you
would like help giving up smoking, please speak to your doctor, nurse, therapist or pharmacist. We can provide nicotine replacement therapy, e.g. patches, to help you with any withdrawal effects. Staff caring for you can then organise continuing support and treatment for you from your local NHS stop smoking service when you leave the hospital
Who can I talk to about how I am feeling?
Our spiritual care team supports people of all faiths, as well as people who do not have a particular religious belief, but who would like someone to talk to. Ask a member of staff to call the spiritual health care team if you would like more information or call 020 7188 5588.
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