Admission process and what to bring with you
Please enter by the main entrance and report to reception, where you will be taken to the correct ward. The hospital is designed to allow access for disabled people. Please let someone know if you think that you will need assistance.
Once on the appropriate ward, you will be fitted with a plastic identity bracelet which should be kept on at all times during your stay in hospital.
Please let staff know if you have any concerns regarding your stay in hospital and give us the opportunity to address these quickly.
You should also let staff know if have been taking any medicines, if you require someone to deal with your pension or benefits, require a medical certificate of have any clothing or valuables to be stored away.
What to items to bring with you
The following items are offered as a guide; these are what most people bring with them
- Your letter of admission
- All drugs and medicines you currently take, including vitamins, inhalers etc.
- Any special cards such as steroid cards
- The name, address and telephone number of your next-of-kin or closest friend
- Nightclothes, dressing gown and slippers
- Hairbrush/comb and shampoo
- Toothbrush, toothpaste/denture cleaner
- Soap and a flannel
- Paper tissues
- Shaving equipment
- Walking stick (if required)
- Hearing aid (if required)
- Spectacles, spectacle/contact lenses case
- Eye mask/ear plugs to help you sleep at night
- Details of any hospital or clinic appointments happening during your hospital stay
- Next of kin contact numbers
- Books, magazines, stamps, etc
- A small amount of money for newspapers, payphone and your journey home (if required)
- Mobile phone
Please remember that personal storage space within hospital wards is limited.
For rehabilitation purposes, you may be asked to bring in day clothes.
What Not to Bring with you
- Large sums of money
If this is unavoidable, we can accept responsibility for safekeeping of your property. If the items are handed over to us you will be given a receipt. Items deposited will be retained in the hospital safe and returned to you on discharge.