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What items should I bring with me?

You will need the following items during your stay with us:

  • Toiletries, towels, shaving kit or electric razor, wet wipes
  • Comfortable day wear - Patients are encouraged to dress in their usual clothes during the day. Those having radiotherapy should follow the advice on clothing found in our booklet called Radiotherapy, available from their nurse or radiographer.
  • Night wear, dressing gown and slippers
  • Books, magazine or letter writing material
  • Money for stamps, newspapers and sweets
  • Headphones for your bedside television
  • Any special items you use such as hearing aids, glasses or contact lenses, walking stick etc. Please let us know if you need to bring your own wheelchair.
  • Any medicines you need to take
  • Cordial, fruit, biscuits or other snacks
  • Pension book or other DSS benefits information (if you expect to be in hospital for longer than 6 weeks)
What I should not bring
What happens at mealtimes?
Is there somewhere my visitors can get something to eat and drink?
Is there a cashpoint?
Can my visitors bring flowers?
Can I smoke
Can I bring my mobile phone/tablet