Admission rules and staying at hospital

Hospital staff strives to ensure safe hospitalization, conducive to a return to health.

Admission to the hospital.

  • How to prepare for a hospital stay.
    • In the case of planned admission: a referral from a GP, ID card, the results of previous diagnostic tests (laboratory tests, X-ray, ultrasound, consultations, etc.) and hospital discharge summaries should be provided.
    • In the case of unplanned admission, i.e., in the states of imminent danger to health or life, an ID card must be presented within 7 days following the end of the hospital stay.
    • A patient admitted to the hospital should have toiletries, a towel, pyjamas, slippers, underwear, cutlery, a plate and a mug. The hospital provides the above accessories if the patient does not have them.

Stay on a hospital ward.

  • Food
  1. Hospital provides patients with food according to the dietary recommendations of doctors.
  2. Any other food requires consultation with a nurse on duty.

Patients can use devices available in hospital wards that facilitate the use and storage of their own food (fridges, electric kettles, microwave ovens).

  • Visits
  1. The hospital does not limit visits from the patient’s loved ones, but the preferred visiting hours are 12.00 to 19.00. Visits at other times are only possible following consultation with a nurse on duty.
  2. In the case of patients staying at the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, it is preferred that only one visitor at a time be present at the patient’s bedside.
  3. In general wards, it is preferred that only two visitors at a time are present at the patient’s bedside.
  4. Children under 12 years can stay in the ward under adult supervision only.

In justified cases, a visit to the hospital may be limited or suspended.

Visitors are required to:

  • be quiet during their visits to the hospital
  • comply with the guidelines and instructions of the hospital staff
  • respect the privacy and property of patients
  • respect hospital property

Visitors are asked not to:

  • bring in any alcohol, cigarettes or drugs
  • bring animals into the hospital
  • record in any way (take photos, record videos) people present in the ward
  • Communication and media
  1. Mobile phones. Patients are allowed to use their own mobile phones:
  • on the ward – without limits
  • in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit – only to communicate necessary information.
  1. Landline phones. In the hospital, we provide a separate landline telephone for patients. Immobilized patients can use a wireless phone provided by staff, which can be brought to the patient's bed.
  2. Internet. Hospitals are equipped with computers providing free internet access and designed for use by patients.
  3. Television. All wards are equipped with televisions (free access).
  • Religious needs

Upon request, the patient can receive a visit from a priest.

Discharge from hospital

The patient is discharged from hospital when:

  • the patient's condition no longer requires hospitalization
  • the patient flagrantly violates the rules of the hospital
  • at the request of the patient.

In the case of discharge from hospital at the patient’s request, the doctor will explain the risks associated with the discontinuation of treatment.