Staying in hospital

Easy read information about staying in hospital.

Inpatient on a ward

Staying on a ward overnight

If 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.

overnight bags

Inpatients should bring

* Any medicines you are taking

* Hearing aids and glasses

* Nightwear

* Dressing gown

* Slippers

* Spare set of clean clothes

* 2 towels

* Wash bag with soap, flannel, toothbrush, toothpaste and hairbrush

* Your hospital passport (for patients with learning disabilities)

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