Going to hospital: what to bring

washbagWhat do I need to bring with me?

In the first couple of days you will be wearing a hospital gown but after this you will need night clothes then loose-fitting normal clothes once you are able to move independently.  It is recommended that you only take the essentials when you are first admitted, then get a friend or relative to bring in a second ‘top-up’ bag after a few days.

Some suggestions for what to pack:

 Initial bag for first few days:

Second top-up bag:

More information to help you prepare for surgery:

Surgery pre-assesment

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The day of your operation

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After your operation

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Eating after surgery

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