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Ealing Hospital NHS Trust
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What to bring

You may wish to use this checklist as a guide of what you may need during your stay. But remember there is limited personal storage space on the ward.

Toiletries
1.  Soap
2.  Flannel x 2
3.  Towels (hand and bath)
4.  Deodorant
5.  Shaving kit
6.  Tissues
7.  Toothbrush / denture cleaner
8.  Toothpaste
9.  Hairbrush / comb
10.  Shampoo

Clothes
11.  Night clothes
12.  Dressing gown or comfortable leisurewear
13.  Slippers or good fitting shoes
14.  Underwear

15.  Please label personal items of clothing

Personal
15.  Glasses
16.  Hearing Aids
17.  Walking Aids
18.  Dentures

Medicines & Tablets
It is important that you bring in all medicines that you are currently taking. This could include the contraceptive pill or hormone replacement therapy.

Personal possessions


  • Bring some books, crosswords, puzzles or knitting to help pass the time plus writing material and postage stamps.


  • Please don't bring money or valuables, other than the small amount of money you may need to buy items such as newspapers.


  • If possible, do leave jewellery at home.


  • We cannot accept any responsibility for lost or stolen personal possessions and valuables. If for any reason you have to bring valuables tell your ward sister so we can arrange to keep them in the hospital safe. We will give you a receipt.

Key Info

Are you taking any medication?
It is important that you bring in all medicines that you are currently taking. This could include the contraceptive pill or hormone replacement therapy.

Smoking
In the interest of all patients, we have a no-smoking policy in the hospital. We strongly advise you that smoking is harmful to your health and may delay your recovery.

If you are in hospital and would like to stop smoking then ask a member of staff to refer you to the hospital based stop smoking programme or contact us on the number below.

If you are not a patient, the stop smoking programme runs a number of group and one to one courses all over the Ealing borough. Contact the service on 0800 876 6683.

Mobile phone policy
Mobile phones may be used in public areas and waiting areas provided use is not causing nuisance to others. On wards mobile phone use is at the discretion of the senior nurse matron or ward manager. Use is not permitted in the intensive treatment unit, coronary care or special care baby unit.