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).
  • Sweeteners (if required)
  • Paper handkerchiefs
  • Sanitary/incontinence pads (if worn)
  • Hospital passport (for patients with learning disabilities)
  • This is me (for patients with memory problems)

We would advise you leave valuables at home and bring in only a small amount of money for buying items such as newspapers, phone cards etc.

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.