We are extremely busy in our emergency department so please use our services wisely.  In emergency and life-threatening cases continue to come forward as normal or call 999. 

However, if you are unsure about where to go, please call NHS 111 before coming to our emergency department who can best advise you on your next step.

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What to bring

You are welcome to bring a relative or friend with you to your appointment. 

Please bring the following:

  • Medicines or tablets you are taking now (these must be given to the ward sister when you arrive, do not continue taking them unless asked to do so)
  • Admission letter and letter from your own doctor 
  • Toiletries, flannel and sponge 
  • Two pairs of nightwear
  • Dressing gown and slippers 
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Hairbrush or comb
  • A small mirror
  • Reading and writing materials
  • A suitable WiFi enabled device , charger and headphones so you can enjoy free TV, radio, newspapers and magazines, games and much more. 

Unfortunately there is not much room on the wards to store clothes or suitcases. You are advised to bring only a few light clothes because of the limited storage space but will be encouraged to get up and about if you are well enough.