What to bring when staying in hospital

If you are staying in one of our hospitals these items may help make your stay more comfortable:

Ward James Cook Hospital

  • Any medicines, pills or tablets you are taking and any treatment cards
  • Hearing aids, glasses/false teeth (if worn)
  • Two nightdresses or pairs of pyjamas
  • Dressing gown
  • A set of comfortable day clothes
  • A favourite toy for a child
  • Well fitting slippers
  • Two towels
  • Toiletries including soap, flannel, toothbrush, toothpaste, hairbrush/comb and shaving equipment (if required).
  • A small amount of money for buying items such as newspapers, phone cards etc.
  • Sweeteners (if required)
  • Paper handkerchiefs
  • Sanitary/incontinence pads (if worn)
  • For people with memory problems it can be reassuring to bring in a photograph of family members to keep by their bedside
  • Hospital passport (for patients with learning disabilities)
  • This is me leaflet (for patients with memory problems)
  • Forget me not card (for patients with memory problems)
    The detail on your ‘Forget me not card’ or ‘This is Me’ document will help us understand and remember what is important to you.

If you bring in larger amounts of money or valuables you are entirely responsible for their safety.

Smoke free site

Please help us to stay a healthy site and ask your friends and relatives not to smoke when they are visiting you – especially outside the entrances to our buildings. Thank you.