You will be welcomed at the reception desk located on the ground floor (RDC), yellow sector (‘secteur jaune’). door 10 (‘porte 10’). A medical secretary will assist you by making sure that all the paperwork needed for your hospital stay is up to date. You will give the secretary all relevant documents for your admission. She will check your paperwork and will ask you to fill in:
- The form the appoint your trustworthy person
- The consent to care form
She will then guide you to your room and the hospital unit nurse will take care of you. Please do not forget to bring: All your personal medications in their original packaging. You can, if you wish, give them to the nurse during your hospitalization, but do not forget to take them back when you leave
- The prescription of your usual treatment less than three months old
- Your toiletry case with your toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, towels, washcloth etc. …)
- Your nightgowns or pyjamas, a loose dressing gown or a warm woollen to walk in the hallways
- Your slippers
In addition, we do not advise you to keep with you your valuables (means of payment, jewellery, money). Please drop them in the hospital safe upon your arrival. If you decide to keep them with you, please be aware that you will have to take entire responsibility for it.
The ward has single rooms and 2-bed rooms.
Individual rooms are primarily dedicated for patients with severe illness or requiring isolation and minors. You can benefit from a single room depending on availability. The private room will be invoiced according to the rates in force in the different hospitals of the AP-HP. If you wish to benefit from a special room, you must make the request during your pre-admission or admission. We will do our best to satisfy your request according to the needs of the ward. Contact your private insurance (or French ‘mutuelle’) to find out the possible conditions of repayment that you could receive, including the amount and number of nights covered.
You can have access to the telephone and television services. The staff is at your disposal to give you more information.
Throughout your stay, your sector’s neurosurgery resident will be your daily interlocutor. Your surgeon will ensure the smooth progress of your evolution; it will come to your room regularly. Every day, the entire medical team and the neurosurgeon on duty meet to discuss the evolution of all hospitalized patients. At the end of this meeting, they can make some decisions about you: request for additional examinations, external opinions, proposal for discharge, date of intervention, etc. You will be well informed. The ward works closely with the facility’s pain management team. http://hopital-lariboisiere.aphp.fr/plus-de-details-sur-les-services-de-soins/medecine-de-la-douleur-medecine-palliative-lariboisiere/
A visit by the head of department and the entire medical team takes place on Tuesday and Thursday morning at 7:45. A counter-visit takes place every day at the end of the afternoon, performed by the on-duty neurosurgeon and interns.
DURING YOUR STAY
The anaesthesiologist and the doctors who will take care of you will see you the day before the surgical procedure (the medical intern and the surgeon). Please report any changes that have occurred since your consultation. If necessary, additional examinations may be performed before your procedure and during your stay: blood test, ECG monitoring, radio, etc.
YOUR LIFE AT THE HOSPITAL
Visits are allowed every day from 1 pm to 8 pm on the 2nd and 4th floors. Visits are allowed from 3 pm to 8 pm on the 1st floor in the Intensive Neurosurgery Care Unit. The equipment loan such as computers will allow you to spend a relaxing moment. The staff will bring you the necessary information. Mobile phones are tolerated; however, please ensure that its use does not interfere, especially in sensitive areas, double room and at night. The hospital is a public place without tobacco. We ask you to respect the hospital rules, which can be found in the booklet of the establishment. FYI: Please be aware that our department receives daily emergencies that can modify the organization of your hospitalization.