What to bring
Your own nightclothes, dressing gown, slippers and toiletries. It is perfectly acceptable to wear casual day clothes when you are up and about and if this makes you more comfortable. In some areas you may be asked to wear day clothes for rehabilitation. For safety reasons, firm slippers or comfortable walking shoes should be worn when out of bed. Storage space is very limited so please do not bring too many clothes with you. Better still, get a relative or friend to bring items in as and when you need them.
All pills and medication that you are taking.
The name, address and telephone number of your next of kin or your nearest friend.
A small amount of money for purchases such as newspapers and for telephone calls.
You may also want to bring books, magazines, writing materials etc.
If you would like to bring your own TV, radio or CD/cassette player, please check with the ward before you come to hospital.
Please do not bring
Cigarettes, electronic cigarettes or tobacco as the Trust operates a strict “No Smoking Policy” in all of its buildings and grounds. Please note that electronic cigarettes must not be used, charged or their batteries charged within any of the Trust’s buildings or vehicles.
Large sums of money.
Valuables such as jewellery (other than wedding and engagement rings).
Perishable food items (other than fruit).
Portable telephones (as these can seriously interfere with medical equipment).
If you must bring valuables with you, please hand them to the nurse and obtain a receipt. Without a proper receipt we cannot accept liability for loss or damage to personal goods.