Patients

Information for inpatients

If you are being admitted to hospital, you should bring the following items in with you:

Medicines

All medicines, tablets and creams that you are using.

Clothes

Day clothes and shoes, night clothes, slippers, dressing gown and underwear (including tights and stockings).

Toiletries

Hairbrush, comb, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, denture products, soap, face flannel and paper tissues.

If you use or need any of the following then you should also bring these in with you:

  • dentures/shaving equipment
  • walking stick/frame
  • hearing aid
  • continence aids
  • special shoes
  • spectacles
  • any appointment cards
  • writing material, postage stamps
  • books to read
  • anything special to your needs

Laundry

We are unable to provide a laundry service for patients at our community hospitals. However, in exceptional circumstances we may be able to help.

Money and valuables

We advise that you do not bring large sums of money or valuables into the hospital.  If you cannot avoid this your admitting nurse can arrange for their safe keeping and will give you a receipt.  We regret that community hospitals cannot accept any liability for money, valuables or property that are not handed over for safe-keeping.

Smoking

All community hospitals operate a no smoking policy.  We provide a smoke-free environment for your health, other people’s health and the general safety of all.  If you do smoke and wish to take this opportunity to stop please ask your team for further information.

Page last reviewed: 7 July, 2021