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Preparing for your visit

Our staff extend a warm welcome to you and hope that your stay with us will be as comfortable as possible. This may be the first time you have had to come into hospital and you will have lots of questions about what to expect.

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, we have a new checklist that may help if you are coming in. Please click on the image below to view this...

Hospital Check List

What to bring with you into hospital





Dressing gown


 Day wear - street/ home clothes including shoes, for use as you become more mobile.






Toothbrush & Toothpaste

Denture cleaner


Two face flannels

Paper tissues

Moist hand wipes

It is possible for the ward to provide help with toiletries if you are unable to bring them in for yourself. Some items are also available via the M&S shop in our main foyer or via the ward trolley.


If you use or need the following

Shaving equipment

Walking stick

Hearing aid

Glasses/ spectacles


You may like to bring

Books and magazines


Writing materials

Postage stamps


For gynaecology patients please bring

Sanitary towels (not panty liners)

Supply of large knickers (not thongs)



It is very important that you bring all of your medicines with you when you come into hospital. Please give them to the nursing staff as they need to know exactly what medication you are taking.

If you have any questions about your medicines, or you want to know more about them, please let the nurse looking after you know and they will get in touch with the pharmacist.


Personal belongings and valuables

We cannot accept liability for the loss or damage to valuables (for example money or jewellery) and property unless placed in the hospital safe and an official receipt is obtained. When you come into hospital please ask a relative or friend to take home any belongings that you will not need during your hospital stay.

Please do not bring valuables or large sums of money into hospital with you. If it is unavoidable please inform the nurse admitting you so that details can be recorded and the items can be taken into safe keeping for you.

Please take special care of spectacles, hearing aids and dentures as these can easily be lost on a busy ward.


Mobile phones and other electronic devices

Please see our mobile device use page for more information.