WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU
Please do not bring too many personal items into hospital. We suggest toiletries should consist of the following items:-
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Denture cleaner
(Ask nurse for suitable container)
- Towel, face cloth, soap, deodorant, shower cap
- Comb and hairbrush
- Shaving cream and razor
- Pyjamas or nightdress
- Dressing gown and non slip slippers
Please note that the hospital does not accept responsibility for loss or damage to dentures, hearing aids or any other personal items that you have brought into hospital with you
Do not bring money or valuables into the Hospital. The Hospital cannot accept responsibility for any items kept by patients throughout their hospital stay. Send valuables home with family/friends.
Bring your Medical Card or private health insurance details with you. Prior to admittance, check that your insurance plan covers your stay and any procedures planned.
All patients for cardiology admissions - like angiograms - must adhere to the medication instructions as set out in their appointment letter strictly.
It is very important that you bring an accurate and up to date record of your medicines with you. Give this to the nurse on your admission. Please do not take your own medicines or any medicines brought in to you by visitors without first consulting with the Clinical Nurse Manager.
Please let the doctors and nurse know immediately if you are allergic to any medications and ask that this allergy be documented in your chart and on your prescription chart.
To help ensure you are given the correct medications during your stay, please ensure that the doctor or nurse giving them to you has identified you correctly by asking you your name and checks your arm band.