While you are in hospital, keeping you safe and well is a priority for the staff looking after you. There are also some simple things you can do to help keep yourself safe during your hospital stay, such as asking for help when needed, protecting yourself from slips and falls and helping to prevent blood clots.
The NHS England National Patient Safety Team have created a video and leaflet providing tips on keeping yourself safe during your hospital stay.
View a transcript of these videos.
We would like to thank County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Professor Kevin Fong for their help in making the video.
The information is also available in our ‘Simple steps to keep you safe during your hospital stay’ leaflet, which has been produced in the following languages: