Family and friends

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Family and friends are an important part of the caring cycle before, during and after your procedure. At Torbay hospital we are committed to providing the best care for our patients. As family, you are some of the most important members of the care-giving team.


We understand you are concerned about your friend or relative until you know they are safely on the ward. The staff can usually advise you what time to phone to find out how the patient is doing. Please remember that most information is confidential and cannot be given over the telephone even if you are immediate family, but you will be provided with basic information that we are able to share. If your relative is not back on the ward when you phone, please try not to worry. Staff will explain the reasons for the delay, but please remember the staff have to respect confidentiality.

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For further information read the Elective Surgery Information booklet.