What to bring

As there is limited storage space on the wards please bring essential items only. Your belongings should be able to fit in a small case or bag (no bigger than hand luggage on an aeroplane).

Essential items

  • Your regular medications (in original packaging)
  • Any booklets or letters that the clinical team require
  • Loose day clothing
  • Underwear
  • Nightwear
  • Indoor, sturdy footwear
  • A dressing gown
  • Toiletries (you will be able to shower)
  • Books, magazines or tablets (to help keep you busy at waiting times)
  • Your Incentive Spirometer, if you have been given one

Please do not bring any valuables such as jewellery. You may be able to wear a wedding ring.

You are permitted to use a mobile phone in most ward areas, please be sensitive to, and respect those around you.

The hospital has free Wi-Fi, please ask a member of staff for the login details. We also have patient entertainment systems which allow access to common television and radio stations on a tablet. Please ask a member of staff if you wish to borrow one whilst you are on the ward.

Last updated: March 2023