There are certain things you will need to bring with you if you are staying in hospital, as well as things you may want to consider bringing with you.
You may wish to use this checklist as a guide:
Please bring your regular medicines with you into hospital. These should include all those prescribed by your general practitioner, including:
The medicines should be in their original packaging and it is advisable to bring in at least a week's supply.
These must be shown to your nurse or doctor when you arrive. Your nurse will arrange for them to be stored securely on the ward during your stay.
If you have an anticoagulant record book, methotrexate or lithium monitoring booklet, please bring this with you.
Please do not bring the following into hospital:
A bedside locker is available for your personal belongings. However, storage space is limited so please only bring the items you will need during your stay.
Please do not bring in a lot of money or valuables - just a small amount of change that you will need for newspapers, drinks etc.
We regret that the hospital cannot be held responsible for any money or valuables which are not handed over for safe-keeping.