This section tells you about the information that we provide for patients, their families and members of the public.
If you have any questions about our patient information, please ask a member of staff or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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The health information centre for patients and their families is located next to the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) office, on the ground floor of Grosvenor Wing, near the main entrance of the hospital.
We think it's important for you to understand your condition and treatments as well as find out about services available. This will help you to feel more in control of your health.
You can drop in for information in a variety of formats such as leaflets, videos, audiotapes and interactive CD-ROM. We realise that patients and their families might have special needs or language requirements, so we also aim to provide information in Braille, large print, translated or picture information.
If you need an operation or an examination under anaesthetic, you will be asked to sign a form giving your consent.
It is very important that you understand what is being explained to you, so please ask as many questions as you need to. You might find it useful to read any information (see the section on Patient Information Leaflets) that you may be given by the staff.
The Department of Health publishes information about consent and consent forms about these forms, including versions in languages other than English.
Health Records Manager
Medical Records Department
St George's Hospital
Patients are now asked if they would like a copy of any letters sent by healthcare professionals about them. You can say no to be sent a copy, so here are some points to think about:
What is a letter?