An important part of the routine in our hospitals is the regular rounds by the senior medical professionals in charge of each patient's care.
It's an opportunity for them to discuss things in detail with the patient and with the nursing and other staff.
Details vary from ward to ward, but generally:
- Each consultant normally does a ward round once or twice per week
- Registrars and junior doctors usually do a ward round daily Monday-Friday
Medical students sometimes join the ward round, so there might be a number of doctors visiting you.
Sometimes, nursing staff will refer questions you might have about your care to the doctor(s) on their rounds.