It is very important that you telephone the ward if you:

  • are experiencing any Covid19 symptoms; the most common symptoms are

A continuous cough
A fever/high temperature (37.8C or greater)
loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste (anosmia)

  • have had any recent illnesses such as a fever, diarrhoea, vomiting or any rashes or spots
  • have MRSA or have recently been treated in a hospital outside of Scotland
  • require any specialised equipment
  • are a carer, and this may affect your stay in hospital or when you go home
  • need an interpreter or communications support (for example, a British Sign Language interpreter)
  • have any additional needs
  • have special dietary needs like gluten free or other special diet

You should also let staff know if have been taking any medicines, if you require someone to deal with your pension or benefits, require a medical certificate of have any clothing or valuables to be stored away.