At the Jesenice General Hospital, we are aware that hospital admission can be difficult and that you may be worried about all of the instructions. We will try to do our best to make the process as easy as possible. We would like to ensure that you are satisfied with your stay, and with our care and work.
You have been admitted to our hospital due to health problems; your admission may be scheduled or unplanned.
In the case of a scheduled admission, a nurse will coordinate the date with you and will provide all of the necessary information. On the admission day, you should present yourself at the particular clinic at the agreed time and the nurse will ensure quick and smooth admission. On admission, you will receive an identification bracelet, which should be worn for your safety until the end of your stay at our hospital. After completing the admission procedure, the nurse will take you to the ward, introduce you to the patients in your room and show you the rooms that you will use during your stay in the ward.
Please follow the instructions given either on admission or during hospitalisation.
What do you require for admission?
You will require the following documents:
a valid referral from your general practitioner,
a health insurance card or a health insurance certificate,
reports and documents from previous hospital treatments and reports on any chronic illnesses,
reports on ordered and performed laboratory, X-ray and other examinations,
a list of medicines,
a personal document, convention (for foreigners).
Please also bring your personal hygiene kit, a dressing gown (if you wish), slippers, glasses, hearing and orthopaedic aids, as well as any medicines that you take.
On admission to the maternity or postpartum department you will need:
a referral from your gynaecologist,
a health insurance card or health insurance certificate,
a maternity pass with all reports (including the original blood group test result),
reports on other important tests or examinations.
Please also bring your personal hygiene kit, sanitary towels, glasses, a dressing gown (if you wish), etc. The maternity ward will provide hospital linen as well as clothing and care of the newborn. If you wish, you can wear your own clothes during labour and throughout your stay at the postpartum department.
Preparing a child or adolescent for admission to hospital is very important, as preparation plays a crucial role in how he or she will accept both hospitalisation and treatment. Preparing your child or adolescent prior to admission is therefore of great importance. At home, please explain to your child or adolescent the purpose of their admission to hospital, how long they will stay and when you will be able to visit them.
For children under the age of six, one parent or a legal guardian is allowed to stay with the patient free of charge. The type of accommodation (regular bed or emergency bed) depends on spatial constraints. We recommend that the child brings a toy or a favourite object. This will help to make the experience of staying in hospital easier.
There is a hospital school within the ward. It is run by two teachers, who make sure that, after discharge, the child or adolescent can return to school without major problems.
Day Hospital Admission (Ground Floor Building E)
In our Day Hospital, you will be treated after examination by and consultation with a surgeon or orthopaedic surgeon at our clinic.
You will be invited to the treatment over the phone:
The case manager will call you 7–14 days prior to the scheduled procedure (please check the phone number that you left at our clinic), and you will be given the exact admission date and time.
The case manager will check that you have received all of the necessary documentation (admission instructions, instructions for your general practitioner, explanation of anaesthesia, informed consent/refusal of medical care). If this is not the case, the documents will be sent to you later. Prior to admission, the case manager will also help you to complete all activities necessary for the performance of the surgery.
You will be admitted to the Day Hospital on the day of surgery between 7.00 and 7.30 a.m. Admission will be carried out by the case manager, who will check the documentation for the surgery together with you. The case manager will inform you about the course of your placement in the ward, the activities during your stay at the hospital, and about pain management after the surgery and at home.
In the afternoon, you will start preparing for discharge in the presence of a doctor. A nurse will provide you with all of the necessary instructions and information that you will need in your home environment. You will have to be accompanied by a responsible adult, who will supervise you overnight, as well. You are not allowed to drive a car on your way home.
On the day after hospital discharge, the case manager will call you at home and check your health and well-being. This will also be an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have.