Identification Band

To ensure your safety, you will be required to wear patient Identification (ID) Band at all times during your stay in hospital. This ID band will be red in colour if you have any allergies.

Your Identification Band will be used to confirm your identity. The staff will ask you to tell them your name, date of birth and if you have any allergies. This will be checked against the information against your Identification band and medical record.

Your Identification Band will be checked multiple times during your stay to ensure we are providing you with the correct care and treatment.

If you are going into theatre for a procedure you will have two ID bands placed on different limbs.

Please let the staff caring for you know if:

  • you do not have an Identification Band
  • if the information on the band is incorrect
  • if the band falls off
  • if it is uncomfortable or becomes soiled.