Ward 37 staffIf you have to stay in hospital overnight you will usually stay on a ward.

When you stay on a ward for one or more nights you are called an inpatient.

If you have to stay overnight you should bring:

  • Any medicines you are taking

  • Your hospital passport (for patients with learning disabilities) – this provides hospital staff with important information about you and your health so they have a better understanding of your needs

  • Hearing aids and glasses

  • Nightwear

  • Dressing gown

  • Slippers

  • Spare set of clean clothes

  • 2 towels

  • Wash bag with soap, flannel, toothbrush and hairbrush