Your stay in hospital

What to bring with you

We will send you a letter before your admission date explaining what you will need to do on the day you are booked to come into hospital.

You should bring:

  • Night wear

  • Non-slip slippers

  • Dressing gown

  • Day clothes and shoes - this will help you recover faster

  • Toiletries (e.g. soap, flannel, brush, comb, tissues, toothpaste, toothbrush and cleansing wipes)

  • Any medicines, tablets or inhalers you normally use

  • Any glasses, dentures or hearing or walking aids you normally use

  • A small amount of change for newspapers, telephone calls, etc. (mobile phones cannot be used in many parts of the hospital as they can interfere with the efficient working of some medical equipment). 

There will be a cabinet by your bed where you can keep these things. If you want to bring any valuables with you, your named nurse will arrange for their safekeeping elsewhere on the ward.