IPO Lisboa has 283 beds, located in Central Pavilion, Medicine Pavilion and Nuclear Medicine Department. The inpatient setting depends mainly on the treatment they will undergo (surgical, medical, radiation, bone marrow transplant) and the care they need.
The inpatient facilities have wards with two, three or four beds and a bathroom per ward. There are also some single rooms.
The patients admitted in the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit and Nuclear Medicine Department are always admitted, in isolation, in single rooms.
IPO Lisboa informs patients in advance – in person (in appointments), by letter or phone – about the day and time they should show up to be hospitalized.
On that day, the patients must show up at the scheduled time and follow all instructions previously provided by the doctor, nurse and secretariat, which will deal with all the formalities required for the hospitalization and, later the discharge. To feel more comfortable, patients may be accompanied by a family member or close friend.
During hospitalization, a nurse will welcome the patients, confirming their personal, health and medication details; identifying possible special needs; explaining the patient’s pathway; informing about the available services (ATM, wireless and the hospital rules and routines.
During hospitalization, patients are assisted by physicians, nurses, dieticians, social workers, technical assistants, operational assistants and other specialist health professionals. The treatments, techniques and care they need will be guaranteed for the duration of their illness.