Coping With A Hospital Stay – Injury Claim in South Mimms
If you have been involved in an accident and sustained a serious injury, you may have to spend a while in hospital.
Whether you have stayed in hospital before or not, having a longer hospital stay can be a frightening time for anyone, and it is important to know how to cope with the situation.
If you have suffered an accident and need to have a hospital stay following an operation or treatment, then there are a few tips you can follow to ensure that your stay is as safe and happy as it can be.
Admin and Arrival
When you arrive at hospital you will be greeted by a member of staff who will explain everything you need to know to you. You will be issued with an identity tag to wear at all times, which will help hospital staff to identify you when you are sedated or asleep.
You will also be shown where you will be staying and talked through your stay. You can ask questions at any point to make yourself feel more comfortable. Don’t forget that if you bring a friend or family member with you you may feel more calm at this point.
While you are staying in hospital it is important that you have the highest standards of hygiene for your own safety and the safety of others.
Make sure you use hand sanitizer as often as you can, and especially after using the bathroom or before and after eating.
Never touch a wound or device which enters your body, such as a drip. Shower and change your clothing as often as you can.
Being surrounded by friends and family can be an ideal way to keep yourself sane and happy. Hospitals usually have specific visiting times and you should note these and let everyone important know that they can come to see you during these times. This way you can be kept relaxed throughout your stay.
Making An Injury Claim in South Mimms
If your accident or injury was not your fault then you may want to consider making an injury claim in South Mimms.
This can help you to pay for your hospital stay or treatments, as well as offer you compensation for any stress caused by your injury.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on: 0800 689 0500 to speak to the friendly, helpful team of advisers about your injury claim in South Mimms.
They will take all of your details down and let you know whether you have a good case for compensation or not, and how to proceed.
You are under no obligation to proceed with an injury claim in South Mimms after this conversation, but if you do decide to go ahead the team will pass you onto one of the dedicated personal injury lawyers, who will work on a 100% no win no fee* basis to try to get you the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: 22nd September 2013
Author: David Brown