Updated: Jun 14, 2020
When preparing for a stay in the hospital, whether it is for surgery, childbirth, or an inpatient procedure, being as knowledgeable as possible is important.
Not knowing what to expect can can increase the stress felt by patients, their family members and close friends. In this blog we're going to list a bunch of useful items that will make hospitalization easier:
Before Being Admitted to The Hospital
Before being admitted to hospital, ask your doctor, hospital staff and/or friends that have been to the hospital what you should bring and what will be provided. Hospital websites can also offer useful tips and advice for patients.
If you’re a first-time parent, it is strongly advised to take an organized tour of the maternity ward before the big day arrives. These usually happen several times a year and can help you to feel more confident about what to expect when the big day arrives and can help to organize your birth plan.
And at the end of this blog we've listed a few essentials you won't want to forget to take with you to the maternity unit.
Somethings Are Better Not Being Brought to Hospital!
While this is a list of what you should be taking to hospital, there are some things that are better left at home, such as jewelry and your wallet (but do bring some cash just in case you want to buy some food or a drink).
A laptop computer, tablet or eBook can be useful items to have in the hospital, although it is advisable to check ahead of time that there will be somewhere safe to store them when you’re not in the room.
Our List of Must Have Items For Hospital Patients
Among the most useful items to pack for a hospital stay include:
Cell phone charger
Laptop and charger (see above)
Earplugs, if you are a light sleeper
An eye mask, if you prefer to be in darkness
Entertainment such as books, games, magazines, puzzles, etc.