Dunflittin68 wrote:Thanks for the info on the translation service by telephone. I did notice the translaters at the bottom of the hospital by the lift when we started using the wards entrance. Before that we were trying to access the wards through the A & E (as we didn't know there was another entrance) and were getting the cold shoulder, the Reception kept pointing to the poster on the wall telling us visitors were only allowed twice per day, instead of which on the wards I was told by the Familiar Liason worker that we could stay 24/7 if we wished.
The normal policy at the hospital is that each patient is allowed one "acompañante" who can stay with the patient 24/7 if they wish to (that person is issued with a pass naming them as such so the staff know they are entitled to be there). Other visitors are limited to the set visiting hours and there ae supposed to be no more than 2 at once, athough that may not always be strictly observed.