Check that you have packed:
- Your admission letter, and any other information we may have sent you.
- Medicines or inhalers that you are taking at the moment
- Money in case you wish to buy a newspaper or other incidentals
- The name, address and telephone number of your GP
- Nightclothes and a dressing gown
- Day clothes – a tracksuit or other comfortable clothes
- Glasses or contact lenses (if you have both, please bring glasses as well as contact lenses)
- Hearing aid
- Mobility aids you use, such as a walking stick or walking frame
- A brush and/or comb
- Shaving equipment
- A toothbrush and toothpaste
- Soap and shampoo
- Sanitary products, such as sanitary napkins or tampons
- A towel and flannel
- Other toiletries
- Items of religious importance to you.
You may also want to bring:
- Books and magazines
- Notepad and pens
Please do not bring:
- Jewellery or other valuables
- Large bags or suitcases as storage space is limited
- Phones and tablet computers.
You can bring your phone laptop or tablet computer, and we do provide access to free WiFi. However, this is at your own risk – although we do our best to offer you privacy on the ward, hospitals are public buildings and we cannot accept liability for lost or stolen property. We also ask you to use such devices on the ward discreetly, so that you do not disturb other patients.
Do not bring valuables such as jewellery or large sums of money into hospital. Although we will do our best to offer you privacy on the ward, hospitals are public buildings and we cannot accept liability for lost or stolen property or money. If you must bring valuables with you, then they should be handed to a nurse when you arrive so we can arrange for safekeeping and return them to you when you are ready to leave hospital.