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What to bring with you

What to bring with you to hospital

It may be some time since you were last admitted to hospital or perhaps this is your first time.

Here is a short list of items you should bring with you.

  • All medications currently in use, including those stored in the refrigerator. This also should include non-prescribed and any vitamin supplements. Your chemist can provide a list of the medications you are taking.
  • X-rays either recent or connected to your admission.
  • Appropriate night wear such as nightie, pyjamas, dressing gown.
  • Slippers or some form of appropriate footwear.
  • Toiletries such as shampoo/conditioner, deodorant, soap, toothpaste and toothbrush, hairbrush/comb and special toiletry needs such as steradent for dentures or contact lens solutions.
  • Continence aids if used and an adequate supply of these for your stay.
  • Hearing aids and spare batteries.
  • Glasses, both day glasses and those you wear for reading.
  • Details of or equipment for special care requirements such as walking frame/stick and any special treatments you are undertaking.
  • Diabetic glucometer and its accessories such as lancets, insulin pens etc.
  • People with colostomy or stoma bags should bring the items you usually use and an adequate supply of these for your stay.
  • A bag to put soiled laundry into for family or friends to take home for cleaning.


You may wish to store some of these things in a small bag at home in readiness.

Try to keep items that are portable such as x-rays, in the same place so they will always on hand.

Always let someone know where these items can be located.


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