We can assist with requests about the condition of patients being treated here at King’s (known as ‘condition checks’). However, the following rules and guidelines apply:
- We place great emphasis on patient confidentiality. We will not divulge any information about a patient without permission from either the patient or their next of kin.
- If permission is granted, only a brief indication of the progress of the patient will be given; for example, comfortable, stable or critical.
- If the patient or their next of kin has specifically requested that no information is released to the media about their condition, their wishes will always be respected.
- To carry out a condition check we need the patient’s first and last name and their date of birth.