In hospital

Clinical staff may feel you have care and support needs as a result of the reason you are in hospital. If so, they will ask for your consent to refer you to our hospital social care team.

With your agreement, your social care worker will work with you and others to ensure your needs are met once you leave hospital.


A stay in hospital may affect any benefits you might claim.

  • The Disability Rights (UK) website, sets out your Benefits in hospital  (this webpage covers more than just disability-related benefits)

Advice services

The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) provides confidential advice and support. They can:

  • listen to your concerns and suggestions about your care
  • give information on the NHS complaints procedure
  • help sort out problems on your behalf

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