Your Patient Journey
If you are coming in as an in-patient, this means that you’ll be staying in hospital one or more nights. At Mount Stuart Hospital we ensure that you are well looked after in a clean and safe environment and our staff are committed to making your time with us as comfortable and restful as possible.
We recognise that the prospect of hospital treatment can be daunting, especially if you will be staying with us for some time. Please be assured that all our hospital staff are committed to making your time with us as restful as possible.
If you are visiting as a day case or an inpatient, there are a number of items you may wish to bring with you.
- Pyjamas or Night dress
- Dressing Gown and Slippers
- Personal Toiletries
- Any medicine you require for your stay with the original packaging and labels
If you are staying for a few days or longer you may prefer to bring casual clothing, books and children may gain some comfort from their favourite toy. Patients undergoing hip or knee surgery are advised to bring shorts, a loose skirt, trousers or a track suit, together with comfortable shoes to wear during post-operative physiotherapy.
We advise that you do not bring valuables or large sums of money, if at all possible. If you wish to bring personal electrical equipment please inform the nurse on admission.
You will be allocated a private room with en-suite. Your rooms are light and spacious, comfortable, and clean. There a TV and access to free Wi-Fi.
Food & drink
Food and drinks are prepared on-site by our head chef and catering team. There is a wide variety of fresh, locally sourced produce. You can even order refreshments for your visitors, who will be free to visit at times that suit you.
Before you come to hospital, there may be certain preparations you need to make, for example not eating or drinking for four to six hours before a general anaesthetic (you can sip clear fluids). You will be advised of this during the pre-admission process.
Day Case (Ambulatory Care)
As a day case patient you will be allocated one of our state-of-the-art Pods in our Ambulatory Care Unit. These pods are designed for walk in, walk out procedures and the benefits include:
- State of the art equipment and facilities
- Your own private pod on the unit
- Male and female unit sections
- Free Wi-Fi
- Fast and efficient service
- No need for an overnight stay
- Nurse led discharge leading to quicker
- day surgery patient pathway
- Team of friendly and dedicated nurses
It is important to inform us if you are feeling unwell leading up to your procedure or if you questions regarding the operation, you can do this by calling 01803 229 714.