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During your stay in hospital, it is your consultant who will take personal responsibility for directing your care and treatment, in discussion with you. The hospital also has a resident doctor, known as an RMO, who is on site 24 hours a day.
Nurses work different shift patterns but care for specific patients each day. Your nurse will always introduce themselves to you at the beginning of their shift and will then visit you at regular intervals. You are also able to call for a nurse at any time by using the nurse call button.
We need your consent before examining or treating you. If your treatment involves sedation or a general anaesthetic you will be asked to sign a consent form (you can withdraw your consent, if you later change your mind). Remember to tell us if there is any procedure you do not want to happen.
Please be assured that Highgate Hospital complies with a strict infection prevention programme. We take the prevention of infection very seriously, for example, the furniture in patient ensuite bathrooms has an antibacterial additive built into it providing a unique and effective defence against germs for the duration of the product’s life. However, there are also many things you can do to help including: