Being an inpatient means that after surgery you will be staying in hospital at least one night.
Things to bring with you include:
Your completed hospital admission form.
All medicines discussed at pre-assessment that are required whilst you are an inpatient. Please bring all medicines in their original packaging and pass all medication and any details to the nurse. She/he will ensure that you continue to take them as required and that you take them home at the end of the stay- unless our doctor advises otherwise.
Nightclothes, a dressing gown, slippers, comfortable clothing and shoes for wearing indoors and outdoors. Towels are provided for your use.
Toiletries and perhaps something to read.
Spectacles, hearing aids and batteries.
A small amount of money to buy items from the hospital shop or for the telephone. You should not bring large amounts of money or jewellery into hospital we cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage howsoever caused to jewellery or personal effects.
You may bring in a mobile phone but it can only be used in designated areas such as the communal lounge and the café.
With the exception of electric razors you are asked not to bring any electrical appliances in with you for reasons of safety. MP3 players and iPods can be brought in but electrical charging will not be permitted.
If you would like further information or wish to organise any special requirements in advance of your admission please telephone 01580 240 333*.
Please inform us if an interpreter is required. This may take some time to arrange so please contact us urgently.
Please note that smoking is not permitted anywhere in the Hospital Buildings - There is currently one designated smoking area at the front of the Hospital.
If you require medication to take home - pain relief medication, for example - they will be given to you before you are discharged. It is essential that you follow all instructions for taking your medication.
Dressings and Sutures
You will be directed back to your GP practice for the removal of sutures unless your Consultant specifies otherwise. Dressing changes are usually organised with the practice/district nurses prior to discharge.