The Health Care Consumers Association of the ACT has worked with consumers to adapt three guides for people going into hospital. These guides are designed to help you stay safe before, during, and after your stay.

They cover:

  • Your rights and responsibilities
  • Tips to help you prepare for your stay
  • Tips on being involved in your care
  • Some common safety issues and how to prevent them
  • What to do when you go home
  • Useful contacts

Download the booklets

  1. Staying Safe: Going to Hospital
  2. Staying Safe: In Hospital
  3. Staying Safe: Now You Are Home

These resources were adapted from Western Australian Department of Health ‘Patient First’ resources. HCCA thanks all those who contributed to these adaptations.

This work was supported by the ACT Health Directorate as part of the Community Health Literacy Project.

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Last Updated on 13 June, 2023.

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Last Updated on 13 June, 2023.