Admissions & What to Bring

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What to Bring

On the day of your admission, please bring:

  • Your health card
  • A list of all your medications, doses and times when they are to be taken
  • Private Insurance information if you have extra coverage
  • Your advanced directives, if you have one written
  • A bag to hold your clothing
  • Slippers that fit well and are non-slip
  • A denture cup for dentures
  • Sanitary products if you are having gynecological surgery
  • "Puffers" and Nitro spray
  • Diapers and baby supplies if you are having a baby

If you are staying in hospital overnight, please also bring:

  • Personal toiletries (i.e. toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, brush, feminine hygiene products, shaving supplies, facial tissue, soap, shampoo).
  • Eyeglasses, contact lenses hearing aids and other aids such as walkers if you need them
  • Housecoat and your own pillow if you wish
  • The medicine you take in their original containers for the nurse to assess. Medicine provided by the hospital will be sent home with your loved one.
  • An overnight bag with your name on it and is large enough to hold the above items plus the clothes you are wearing the day of admission.

What Not to Bring

  • Any electrical equipment that requires plugging in
  • Personal items
  • Large sums of money
  • Credit cards
  • Valuables such as rings, earrings

The hospital is not responsible for lost, misplaced and stolen items.