What to bring when you’re being admitted to hospital

Please bring

  • Admission letter
  • Single Assessment Document or Care Plan (if you have one)
  • Any medicines or tablets you are taking
  • Clean pyjamas or night-dress
  • Dressing gown and slippers
  • Day wear – tracksuit or suitable clothes
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Soap and deodorant
  • Shaving equipment if appropriate
  • Sanitary products if appropriate
  • A book or magazine
  • Glasses or contact lenses, if you need them
  • Small change for newspapers or bedside TV and telephone

Please Don’t Bring

  • Food into hospital as this may present an infection risk
  • Large amounts of money
  • Valuables such as jewellery
  • Mobile phones
  • Large bags/suitcases as storage space is limited
  • Alcohol
  • Cigarettes
  • Valuables

Please do not bring valuables, such as jewellery or large sums of money. Although we do our best to ensure wards are secure, hospital buildings are open to members of the public 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 that we can arrange for their safekeeping. You will be asked to sign a receipt and your valuables will be returned to you when you are ready to leave hospital. However, money over £200 may be returned by cheque, rather than in cash. If you leave the hospital after normal working hours you may need to collect your valuables the next day.