When you are admitted, you will be asked to sign a consent form giving us permission to perform routine care. We are required to make sure you fully understand all the risks and benefits associated with any procedures you may have to undergo.
If the patient is a minor or too ill to sign we will ask the appropriate next of kin to sign. Of course, in an extreme emergency, in order to protect the patient and to provide the best possible care, we may have to proceed without permission.
We want you to feel confident about the care you receive, so please feel free to ask questions. We will be happy to take the time to explain.