What to Bring
You need only to bring a few personal items to the hospital. We suggest a bathrobe, nightgown/pajamas, slippers, toilet articles and writing/reading material. Please bring a complete list of the medications you take. Our wallet medication card may help. Your glasses, contact lenses and dentures should be in a protective case. At the hospital you will receive a kit which includes a toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, soap, shampoo, skin lotion, talcum powder, tissues and a wash basin. (Please advise the nurse if you do not want the admissions kit).
Only a small amount of money should be brought for buying newspapers and incidentals from the gift shop. Television use is free of charge.
We strive to provide a safe environment for our patients and ask that you assist us with this goal by not bringing any electrical appliances to the hospital. You may bring battery powered razors, radios, ipods, CD players, curling irons and hairdryers. For safe keeping, we ask that you leave your jewelry and other valuables at home.
Use of cell telephones is permitted in the hospital; however, please note that cameras on phones may not be used in patient care areas to help ensure the privacy of all patients.
Insurance cards should be brought to help the admitting staff appropriately register your account and ensure you are billed properly.