West Herts Hospitals GP Extranet


Inpatient Guide - What to Bring

We suggest you bring:
  • Two sets of nightwear
  • Dressing gown
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries
  • Bath towel
  • Flannel
  • Tissues
  • Reading and writing material
  • Small change for the telephone/newspapers/confectionery
  • Moist hand wipes

Please do not bring in:

  • Valuables
  • Alcohol
  • Portable radios or sound systems
  • Mobile phones
  • Television sets
  • Laptops

Most ward areas have both television and radio. You are welcome to bring in personal stereos with earphones.

Please do not bring in large amounts of cash or jewellery. The Trust cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage to your personal property and disclaimer notices are on every ward.

Should you need to bring valuables in to hospital with you, hand them immediately to the Ward Sister/Charge Nurse upon admission who will give you an official receipt and ensure safe custody. Cash and jewellery will be immediately taken to the Patient Affairs Office and deposited in their safe. No valuables will be kept on the ward. Every effort will be made to hand the money deposited back in cash however, if that is not possible, a cheque may have to be raised by our Finance department.

Medicines and Tablets

Please bring with you any medications, including creams and over the counter herbal and homoeopathic remedies that you are currently taking. This will help us to establish all your present medication quickly. A list or a computer printout of your medication from your GP is not sufficient. If you are on Warfarin please bring in any records you may have.

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