Hospital admission can be:
- urgent: since the IOV does not have an emergency department, urgent hospitalization, mainly in case of toxicity or complications, occurs through local emergency medical services or through the doctors on call of the IOV;
- scheduled: scheduled hospitalizations are ordered by the specialist of the operative unit and can be:
- in Day Hospital: single admission or recurring admissions, each lasting less than one day, for the provision of diagnosis and treatment services;
- in Day Surgery: for surgical operations with a one-day or a less than/equal to five days hospitalization;
- in Degenza ordinaria in Padua or Castelfranco Veneto;
- in Postoperative Intensive Care, in Padua or Castelfranco Veneto, when required and on the basis of an evaluation by the anesthesiologist.
- in the Hospice, the residential structure dedicated to patients unable to receive adequate palliative care at home.
At the time of scheduled hospitalization, the patient must go directly to the ward, bringing with him or her all the necessary documentation and personal belongings.
Administrative certification of hospitalization
The electronic certificate of admission (INPS) must be requested from the medical staff at the time of entry into the ward. Other certificates attesting hospital admission, which do not report the diagnosis (for the employer, insurance, etc.) are provided together with the letter of discharge.
Copy of health documentation
Once discharged from the hospitalization, you can request a copy of your medical record or other medical documents from the Medical Records Office, located in the entrance hall of the hospital unit of Padua. For information, call 049 821 3055 from Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 9:30 and from 14:00 to 15:00, or go to https://www.aopd.veneto.it/Cartelle-Cliniche.
The medicines that a patient is given during a hospital stay are prescribed and ordered by the Institute’s doctors. In order not to interfere with cancer therapy, any other medication must be authorized by the doctors of the department. For the same reason, doctors must be notified of any medications (including phytotherapics, homeopathic and supplements) taken prior to admission.
Money and valuables
It is advisable to bring only enough money for small purchases. The Institute is not responsible for money and valuables left unattended. Any loss of personal belongings must be immediately reported to the personnel of the department.