What to Bring to Hospital

What to Bring to Hospital

How can I get my belongings while in hospital?

You should bring your belongings in with you when you come to hospital but, if you need something else or have forgotten something, a friend or family member can bring your belongings to the Patient Belongings Drop Off Point in the main entrance, just past the face mask stand as you come into the Brunel Building. The staff there will then send the belongings to the patient.

What to bring

Please bring any medicines, tablets or inhalers that you take, including prescriptions, medicines that you have brought or alternative medicines, such as herbal remedies, with you into hospital. It is vital that we know about all of your medication.

Other items to remember to bring with you to hospital include:

  • Nightwear, dressing gown and slippers
  • Comfortable shoes, daywear and underwear
  • Tissues (more hygienic than handkerchiefs)
  • Wet wipes
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, deodorant and any other toiletries such as shaving equipment
  • Bath towel and a flannel/sponge
  • Sanitary products such as tampons (if required)
  • Chewing gum, if recommended by the ERAS team
  • Something to read
  • Any aid that you would normally use – for example, spectacles/contact lenses, walking frame, stick, crutches, wheelchair, prosthesis, CPAP machine
  • Bottle of squash
  • Private insurance details if appropriate
  • Mobile phone and charger
  • Small amount of money
  • Items of religious or spiritual importance
  • Admission letters and your NHS number.

What not to bring to hospital

Please do not bring:

  • Large amounts of money
  • Jewellery and valuable items or anything with strong sentimental value
  • Television or radio
  • Alcohol or tobacco.

If you have to bring valuables, please ask a nurse to store them safely for you. Please ensure that you get a receipt for your valuables. We are sorry, we cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage to items that you did not give to us for safe-keeping.