Patients, Visitors & The Public

Information about your treatment

If you would like to know more about your treatment, the doctors and nursing staff responsible for your care are very happy to discuss this with you. If you have any questions at all about your condition or the care you are receiving, please ask to speak to the Matron or a member of the clinical staff, or, you may wish to visit our Information Centre in the main reception area of the General Wing.

There may also be leaflets on your condition - for more information and advice you can contact your GP, visit NHS Choices at or call NHS 111. 

All your medical details are confidential. No member of the hospital staff is allowed to give information about you to anyone who is not directly involved in your medical care, without your permission. Please tell us who we should keep informed about your progress.

NHS Number

Everyone registered with the NHS in England and Wales has their own unique NHS Number. Your NHS Number is printed on your medical card given to you when you register with a GP Practice. Your NHS Number helps healthcare staff to find your health records. Each NHS Number is made up of 10 digits, shown like this:  450 557 7104 (please note: this is an example number only).

If you have an old medical card, it will have an old style NHS number made up of both letters and numbers. This has now been replaced for all patients by a new NHS number made up entirely of numbers. Having the old-style NHS Number will not affect your care.