(Please see What to bring with you for a list of the basic items you will need for your stay.)

Your admission letter gives details of where to go when you arrive at the hospital.

If you're not sure, please ask at Main Reception.

When you reach your ward, please hand any medication you normally take to your nurse (please see Your medicines).

The ward staff will keep a record of all the medicines you take during your stay.

Please tell us if you have any allergies or side effects to any medicines.

Identity bracelet

You will receive a hospital identity bracelet with your name and hospital number on it.

It is important that you wear this all the time you are in the hospital. 

Your accommodation

You will usually be staying in a ward that specialises in the care of the condition or illness that you have.

These wards are made up of separate bays.

All our wards have Same sex accommodation.

Personal belongings 

We provide a bedside cupboard for your personal belongings.

This is not lockable and we do not recommend using it for valuable items (please see What to bring with you).

Tell us about your needs

We recognise that some people have a disability, sensory loss or impairment which means that they need some assistance with accessing our services, or with obtaining information about them.

If you require any assistance, please Tell us about your needs (please see below).