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Coming into Hospital

What to Bring with You

Below is a list of items that you may want to bring with you:

  • Your admission letter.
  • All your medicines you currently take including inhalers, vitamins and herbal products in their original containers.
  • If possible, bring an up to date list of all your medicines and how you take them.
  • Toiletries - If possible, please avoid bringing aerosol type deodorants due to the sensitivity of our fire alarm detectors.
  • Nightdress or pyjamas – in some wards, patients can wear their own clothes during the day.
  • Dressing gown and slippers.
  • Your glasses if you need them and their case.
  • Something to read or other items to help occupy yourself during your stay.
  • Headphones (for patient entertainment systems).
  • If you have dentures (false teeth) please bring a container with your name on it to store them in.
  • Hearing aid, the case and spare batteries.
  • Ear plugs to block out any noise during the night.
  • Eye mask, as there are always some lights left on at night.
  • Any other items that staff have asked you to bring.
  • Details of any hospital or clinic appointments happening during your hospital stay.
  • Contact details for your next of kin e.g. mobile number.
  • Only bring a small amount of clothing as bedside storage is limited.
  • A small amount of money for newspapers or other small items.

What Not to Bring

  • Do not bring any alcohol or illegal substances with you, as we do not permit these.
  • Do not bring a large amount of money, valuables, jewellery or personal belongings with you. The hospital does not accept any responsibility for loss of, or damage to, personal belongings unless handed in to staff for safekeeping.

You may need a small amount of money for telephone calls, newspapers, etc.

If you do bring valuables, or larger amounts of money they may be deposited for safekeeping. Please ask the nurse to arrange this. We will arrange for the return of the items when you are going home. Please note we will normally return any cash deposited in the form of a cheque.