Being Admitted to Hospital

Sometimes a referral from the practice may result in being admitted to hospital for treatment or a procedure as an inpatient.

Below is some information the practice felt useful for patients to help them be prepared.

Prior to your admission

Prior to your admissions to hospital you should attempt to stop smoking. Below is some information about the screening process Mid Yorks are carrying out in an attempt to reduce ill health in patients admitted to hospital:

Below is information about staying in hospital from some of the local hospitals;

Mid Yorks Hospitals:

Leeds Teaching Hospitals:

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals:

Spire Methley Park Hospital:

While You Are In Hospital

If you have an appointment with the surgery, please remember you will still need to cancel this with us if you are still in hospital. If you are unable to contact us yourself, please ask a family member or friend to do this on your behalf.

Please make sure you take all your current medication into hospital with you.If necessary, the hospital can contact the practice to gain further information but the hospital should always have access to a summary of your medical record if you have given consent to them. This summary includes information on your current and recent medication, allergies and sensitivities and any other major health conditions.

When You Leave the Hospital


The hospital may give you medication when you leave the hospital and one of our GP’s may need to re-prescribe this for you. If the hospital gives you a discharge note with this information on, please try and get this to surgery as soon as possible as there is sometimes a delay in this information being sent electronically to the practice. Someone can bring this into practice for you or you can always send a copy of it to our email address:

Fit Notes

If you are unable to work following a discharge from hospital, the hospital may issue you with a fit note to give your employer to say you are unfit to work. If a GP needs to issue another fit note please contact the surgery as soon as you can to arrange to get another one. This may mean you just need to speak to a GP over the phone or the GP may be happy to issue one based on your discharge notes from the hospital. Please contact the surgery as soon as possible to discuss this.