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Inpatient guide

Information for inpatients

If you are coming into hospital, please read through the following for detailed information on the procedures to follow when you come into hospital, and what you need to bring with you...

No Smoking Policy

Smoking is not permitted inside any of the Trustís premises or anywhere in the grounds. Patients, members of the public and staff are not allowed to smoke on Trust sites. View the trust's smokefree policy

The result of your operation and treatment will be greatly improved if you stop smoking. It is best to stop at least 8 weeks before your operation. There is free local help available, run by experts. For support to quit smoking, please contact Hertfordshire Health Improvement Service on 0800 389 3998, text SMOKEFREE to 80818 or email

Translating and Interpreting

The Patient Advice & Liaison Service (PALS) can book a professional interpreter in advance for our patients.

Please ask a family member or friend who speaks English to contact the ward or department staff to arrange this service. The ward/department must book interpreting or translation through PALS on 01923 217198. This service is free to our patients.

Please ask if you require this service prior to your appointment.

Please note that all our hospital sites, including car parks are SMOKEFREE

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