Patient Bill of Rights - Patient Responsibilities

The Royal Medical Services aims to provide you, through the BDF Hospital, with a high standard of health care that is consistent with our mission statement which is to provide the BDF personnel and their eligible dependents with the highest quality of primary, secondary and tertiary health care services. In addition, we shall endeavor to promote research, training and medical education, as well as participate in promoting health throughout the Kingdom. It is important to know your rights as a patient and what your responsibilities are to your self and the hospital.

  1. Follow the Rules and Regulations of the BDF Hospital and the Royal Medical Services Divisions.
  2. Be cooperative and follow the care recommendations given to you by your physician, nurse or allied health personnel.
  3. Notify your physician or nurse if you do not understand your diagnosis, treatment or prognosis.
  4. Notify your nurse of physician of any dissatisfaction you may have in regards to your care at the Hospital.
  5. Be considerate of the right of other patients and hospital personnel, and assist in control of noise and other possible source of unnecessary disturbances and/or discomfort.
  6. Refrain from smoking in or on the hospital premises.
  7. Keep appointments. if unable to do that, notify the hospital as soon as possible.
  8. Help maintain the hospital properties from willful harm or damage, whether inside or outside your room.
  9. Complete all forms requested by the hospital when having an operation, tests and in case you insist on discharge against medical advice.
  10. In case you were told that you have a contagious disease you shall make all necessary precautions not to infect others and you should inform your family members about the disease.
  11. If applicable, accept and pay all your financial obligations associated with your care, admission or any other services.