​You will be asked to provide written consent for certain procedures and diagnostic tests which you may need during your stay. All the necessary information relating to your required treatment, surgery or procedure will be provided, allowing you to make an informed decision about consent. Patients are allowed to refuse treatment or tests, the consequences of refusal will be clearly explained by medical staff. As all HMC hospitals are teaching hospitals, medical students and researchers make an important contribution to the development and advancement of the hospital. If you do not wish medical students to be part of an element of your care, please notify your assigned Nurse. This is also the case if wish to be omitted from teaching or research programs.