If you are booked to come into hospital for an operation / procedure and /or treatment, it is a good idea to plan ahead and decide on what to bring with you.
Suggested items to bring:
- dressing gown
- a change of clothes
- well-fitting slippers or shoes
- toiletries for example, hairbrush, comb, shampoo, toothbrush/ toothpaste or denture cleaner, soap and flannel, towels (hand and bath) paper tissues and non-aerosol ball deodorant and pespirant creams only, no aerosol/spray ons allowed.
- reading glasses (spectacles) and hearing aids
- flavoured drink such as squash
- reading materials (and your glasses if needed)
- small amounts of money for personal use
- any medicines or inhalers that you take
- ear plugs/eye mask if you are easily disturbed
- in maternity: nappies and clothes for your baby. Staff will have an additional list for you.
- for children a comforter a teddy or blanket for example
Every bedside has a small personal locker which can only hold essential items. The locker is not secure so please do not use it to store valuables such as your phone or large amounts of money. Items you will not need during your stay should be sent home.
Please speak to your nurse who can arrange for valuables, or larger items, to be securely locked away in the cashier's office.
We recommend that your personal property is locked away or kept in sight at all times.