Inpatients staying overnight at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) should bring the following items:
- Admission letter
- Dressing gown
- Small hand towel
- Spectacles, hearing aid or walking aid if needed – it's a good idea to label or mark them with your name
- Dentures if needed, ideally with a pot labelled with your name (a pot can be provided on request)
- Items to occupy your time such as books, pens, paper, puzzles and magazines
Small bedside lockers are provided to store personal belongings but space is limited.
Please do not bring large amounts of money or valuable items with you.
You will need a small amount of money for daily newspapers or items from the trolley shop.
What to clothes to bring
Most patients will be told what clothes to bring with them. Laundry facilities are not available for washing personal items.
Some wards encourage patients to wear their own clothes during the day. At other times, patients may feel more comfortable in their nightwear.
Find out from the ward what the procedure is for dealing with dirty washing, so you can replace clothes when necessary.
Last reviewed: 20 July 2023