Your hospital stay
Patients and visitors
Patient Safety. Making your stay with us safer
This video animation has been adapted by the Health Quality & Safety Commission New Zealand to help patients stay safer in hospital.
Waikids’ safety in hospital
No matter your age, gender or if you’re a dinosaur called Safetysaurus, coming to hospital can be quite scary, especially if you’re a kid.
When you are referred
Referral to a specialist, assessment and decision, on the wait-list, additional tests.
Your booking date for surgery
What happens when you are offered a booking date for your surgery.
Preparing for hospital
Advice for getting ready for a hospital stay, and preparation for a general anaesthetic.
On the day of surgery
What to bring, what happens when you get there, and if surgery is cancelled.
During your hospital stay
What you need to know, meals, visitors, support, your care and your rights.
Discharge from hospital
What happens when you are discharged, and what you need to think about or plan.