What do I need to take to hospital?

Dr Hagley suggests that you remember to bring the following:

  • All of your medications including a list of the regular medications you take.
  • All of your x-rays and scans.
  • Any letters from your specialist or GP.
  • Your hospital preadmission pack.

If you are staying in hospital overnight or longer, we would recommend that you also take:


  • Clothes for when you leave hospital.
  • Underwear.
  • Pyjamas.


  • Toothbrush and toothpaste.
  • Deodorant.
  • Shampoo and conditioner.
  • Any other things you use regularly at home (e.g. contact lens fluid, denture cleaner).


  • Mobile phone and charging cable.
  • Laptop / iPad / music device.
  • Books / magazines.