What to bring

Remember to let relatives or friends know that you will be admitted to hospital, and give them the hospital’s telephone number and ward telephone number (if known).

Below is a checklist of what to bring to hospital:


If you have or suspect you have any type of allergy, for example an allergy to latex, please inform a member of ward staff before you receive any treatment.

Please do not bring:

  • Talcum powder
  • Valuables/large amounts of cash*
  • Alcohol
  • TVs or portable radios/sound systems
  • Large suitcases
  • Pets (except guide dogs for the blind and hearing dogs for the deaf)

*The Trust cannot accept any responsibility for personal belongings or valuables. if you do bring valuable items with you please let the nurse in charge know. They can then be kept in a hospital safe and you will be given a receipt for your valuables.