What Should You Bring?
To avoid any delay in your admission to hospital, please make sure you bring all the required documents with you on the day of your admission:
- A valid Health Card
- Your admission card
- A copy of your passport or Qatar ID
- Married women: Copy of passport plus proof of sponsorship (e.g: husband’s passport, employer’s letter or sponsor’s letter)
- Single women and minors: copy of guardian’s or sponsor’s passport
- Men: Copy of your passport or Qatar ID
- Copy of a marriage certificate or other proof of marriage document with exemption for single patients (for admission to Gynecology Department)
- If scheduled for an elective surgery admission - blood donation forms stamped by the blood bank
We suggest you bring the following personal items on the day of your admission:
- Two sets of comfortable clothing, slippers or soft shoes. Toiletry items such as a toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, deodorant, hairbrush, towel, tissues, books, magazines and a small amount of money
- Medication: Please bring all the medication you are currently taking, in their original containers, and show them to your nurse when you arrive on the unit. Alternatively, you can bring your home medication list, if you have one. This is so we can check your medication history. You must not take any medication which has not been prescribed by your physician, and you must not share any of your medication with other patients
What NOT to Bring to Hospital
We want your stay in hospital to be worry free, infection free and safe. For this reason we respectfully ask you and your family and visitors NOT to bring the following items to the hospital:
- Live plants or animals/pets (birds, fish, kittens etc …)
- Valuable jewelry items or perfumes
- Credit Cards or large cash amounts
- Bed linen
- Artificial flowers or other room decorations
- Food – unless brought under the direction of your physician or our dietician
- Flammable items such as lighters, a flame torch, candles or coal for Bakhoor
Fasting for Surgery
Generally speaking, if you are being admitted for planned surgery, you can consume light foods such as soup, juice or other liquids until midnight on the night before your surgery is due to take place. After midnight, you must stop all eating and drinking. These instructions may vary based on the type of surgery you are having, so please follow all instructions given by your doctor or nurse.
Consent for Treatment
If you are having surgery, a blood transfusion, anesthesia or receiving chemotherapy or an invasive/high risk treatment you will be required to give your formal consent and sign a patient consent form. Your physician will explain and discuss your treatment and these procedures with you before asking you to sign the consent form. It is important that you understand fully before signing. In an emergency situation, when you are unable to give consent, your doctor will act on your behalf, in your best interest, and will proceed with the procedure or treatment.
Day Care Surgery
If you are scheduled for day care surgery, you will receive a reminder telephone call from a Day Care clerk the day before your surgery. You will also be told what time to arrive. On arrival, report to the Day Care Admitting Office, which is located close to the main entrance of the hospital.
Planned Admission to Hospital
To ensure a smooth admission process, patients being admitted to a hospital room for in-patient care should report to the main Admissions Office which is located close to the main entrance of the hospital, between 7am and 9:30am on the scheduled day. We advise you to be accompanied by a family member or friend. After completing the administrative process, someone from the Admitting Team will escort you to your room in the hospital where you will meet your assigned nurse.
If you require wheelchair assistance to get from your car into the hospital, please send a family member ahead of you to the Admitting Office who can arrange for a bell boy to assist you.
For your safety, you will be asked to wear an identification band on your wrist throughout your hospital stay. Please check that the personal details on the band are correct. You should not remove this identification band until you are discharged from the hospital.
Cancellation of Admission or Surgery
If your admission, surgery or procedure is postponed or cancelled, you will be informed of the reason. You will be given an appointment to see your physician to discuss another date. If you are unable or unfit to come to the hospital on the day you are due to be admitted, it is very important to let the hospital know as soon as possible. Please advise the Admitting Office by calling 40114035/6.
Paying For Your Hospital Services
If payment is required for your hospital stay, it will be collected at the time of your admission. Any additional charges that apply to your stay will be collected when you are discharged. To obtain an estimate of your charges, please contact our financial counselors who are situated in the Cashiers’ Office in the main entrance to the hospital, before your admission. You can visit or call themon 4011 4025.
Both cash and credit card payments are acceptable at the Cashiers Office and, for your convenience, automated cash machines are located close to the main entrance of the hospital.