It is really important that if you need a carer who knows you well to stay with you during your visit or stay that they talk about this and agree it with ward staff in advance of your appointment.
For more advice around carers providing support in hospital, please speak to our Patient Experience Team.
If your family wish to be involved in providing some of your care then this needs to be agreed with ward staff.
They will need to agree what activities they will support you with and what care will be given to you by hospital staff.
If you need your usual carers to provide some of your care then this will need to be agreed with ward staff.
As they are paid staff, an agreement will have to be made with the senior manager on duty for the ward.