What to bring with you
If you are visiting as a day case or an inpatient, there are a number of items you may wish to bring with you.
- Pyjamas or Night dress
- Dressing Gown and Slippers
- Personal Toiletries (although some will be provided)
- Any medicine you require for your stay with the original packaging and labels
If you are staying for a few days or longer you may prefer to bring casual clothing, books and children may gain some comfort from their favourite toy. Patients undergoing hip or knee surgery are advised to bring shorts, a loose skirt, trousers or a track suit, together with comfortable shoes to wear during post-operative physiotherapy.
You should bring with you a copy of your current registration and membership certificate and hand it to the receptionist on arrival, together with a completed claim form which can be signed by your GP or consultant. In the case of company cover, a claim for signed by your company’s representative is also required.
What to leave at home
We advise that you do not bring valuables or large sums of money, if at all possible. If you wish to bring personal electrical equipment please inform the nurse on admission.