Before you leave home
If you are feeling unwell on the day you are due to come in to hospital, please telephone and tell us, especially if you are suffering from diarrhea or vomiting. The number to call will be shown on your letter.
If you live alone, remember to cancel your milk and papers and don't forget to make sure your property is secure.
Things to bring
-Hairbrush, comb and shampoo
-Toothbrush and toothpaste or denture cleaner
-Soap, face wash, shower gel
-Hand wipes or tissues
Change of nightwear and underwear, slippers and dressing gown.
All tablets, medicines and inhalers (in their original containers).
The names and addresses of:
-Your next of kin, together with day time and evening telephone numbers
-Your doctor (GP)
List of question or concerns you may want to talk about with your medical team.
Any aids such as spectacles, loop system, continence aids, magnifying glass, zimmer frame, walking stick, wheelchair etc. Please ensure larger items are clearly labelled with your full name.