Warrington and Halton Hospitals

Patient and visitor guides

In this section we provide a range of information that will help tell you what to expect when you come to hospital.Picture of our step down care wards at Halton General

This includes coming for for an appointment (known as an outpatient), to stay overnight (inpatient) or for surgery (sometimes known as elective care) at our hospitals. We have also provided information for people visiting friends and relatives.

The guides help explain what it would be useful for you to bring with you, the staff who might be treating you and what will happen during your stay. Each patient and individual case is different but we aim to make your stay as comfortable and easy for you as possible. It is important to be prepared as possible for your hospital stay and we hope you find the information in these guides useful.

Patient and visitor guides - coming for an appointment Coming for an appointment
Find out more about outpatient appointments and what to expect when you arrive.
Patient and visitor guides - staying in hospitalStaying in hospital
Preparing for a stay in hospital and letting you know about the facilities and services.
Patient and visitor guides - having surgeryHaving surgery
What to expect before, during and after having surgery.
Patient and visitor guides - staff uniformsStaff uniforms
Guide on some of our uniforms to help you identify different staff members.
Patient and visitor guides - visiting and facilitiesVisiting and facilities
Find out more about visiting with information on visiting times, keeping in touch and more
Patient and visitor guides - dischargeDischarge
What to expect at discharge and where to seek further information if you need it.

We are developing further guides for you which will appear here soon.

You can find out more about some of our other patient services including:

Patient and visitor guides - hospital radioHospital radio
Tune into our hospital radio during your stay with us.
Patient and visitor guides - patient informationPatient information
Patient information resources about treatments and conditions.
Catering Services
Patient information on catering serivces for in patients.
Patient and visitor guides - data protection and health recordsData protection and health records
Find out more about why we collect data and how to access your health records.
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