It's important that you bring with you any medication you already take - please see Your medicines.


You will need to bring some basic items with you for your stay in hospital.

The list will vary from patient to patient, but here's a useful checklist:

  • Toiletries/wash bag/towel
  • Nightdress/pyjamas
  • Dressing gown/housecoat
  • Slippers
  • Moist wipes
  • Gentlemen - own razors
  • Book or magazine
  • Mobile phone
  • Notebook and pen
  • Money/change


We provide a bedside cupboard for your personal belongings, but it is not lockable and we do not recommend using it for valuable items.


Please try to avoid bringing in personal valuables as we cannot accept responsibility for personal property.

If it's unavoidable, please hand any valuables to the Ward Sister when you arrive, who will then register the items and issue a receipt.

Your valuables will then be taken to security for safe storage.

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).