Your admission letter and contact details for your GP and next of kin
All medications you are taking
A little cash in case you want to use the bedside TV and phone
Proof of entitlement to free travel
Nightclothes, slippers and flat shoes
Loose, comfortable day clothes
Your glasses, contact lenses and hearing aid
Any mobility aids you use
Toiletries, including toothbrush and shampoo
Blue Badge – if you have one
Books and magazines
Writing paper and pen
Do not bring:
Large amounts of cash, jewellery or other valuables
Large bags or suitcases
Please remember to:
Cancel any regular deliveries and home help
Arrange for your pets to be cared for; speak to the RSPCA or the Cinnamon Trust
Tell family and friends where you are going
Remove nail polish and false nails
If you have any special needs, such as dietary requirements or washing or praying facilities, please call the number on your admission letter.
If you cannot attend
Please call the number on your admissions letter if you cannot be at Kingston Hospital on the date agreed. If you tell us within seven working days of getting the letter, we can rearrange your appointment and give your bed to someone else. If you do not contact us, it could affect your position on the waiting list.
Call us if you think you have been exposed to an infection in the three days before your admission date. You should also tell us if you have a cough, cold, vomiting or diarrhoea. Our admissions team will be able to tell you what to do.
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