What to bring

Please bring:

  • two sets of nightwear
  • dressing gown
  • slippers
  • bath and hand towel
  • toiletries
  • box of tissues
  • reading and writing materials
  • small change
You may wear comfortable day clothes if you are up and about, but remember that you will have only a small locker to store clothing and other items.
If you are taking any medicines for tablets before you come into hospital, please bring them with you and give them to the ward staff when you arrive. Where appropriate, they will be returned to you when you leave. If you hold a special card giving details of current treatment, such as a steroid or warfarin card, please bring this with you.

Your NHS number

Please bring details of your NHS number, if known to you. You can find out more about your NHS number and how you can get yours here.

Please do not bring:

  • large amounts of cash
  • valuables
  • alcohol
  • television sets
  • radios or sound systems