Preparing For Admission

To achieve the best possible outcome from your hospital stay please follow these  simple preparations and guidelines. 

Patient information

Medications

It is important that we know about the medication you are currently taking. Please ensure you have notified us of your medications prior to your admission date. Please also bring all medications that you normally take with you on the day of admission in the original packaging.

You may get written advice regarding medications at your pre-operative assessment, please ensure you follow any direct requests from your clinicians. 

If you have any questions about stopping your medication, please contact your GP for advice. 

If you are on blood thinning medication like Warfarin, you may need to stop this for a short period before your procedure - please contact your GP or Kingsbridge Private Hospital prior to your appointment. 

What To Bring

  • Your admission letter 
  • Any records, x-rays, MRIs, CTs or other scans (including images on disc)
  • Toiletries such as soap, toothbrush, hairbrush, shampoo (Inpatients only) 
  • Nightwear, dressing gown (Inpatients only)
  • Slippers or soft shoes
  • Warm clothes
  •  Mobile phones, tablets and laptops can be used in your bedroom 

Please Do Not Bring

  • Large amounts of money or jewellery
  • Any personal electrical items which require a mains supply
  • Any alcohol

It is important to stay warm before surgery as this will help lower the risk of post-operative complications, however please be advised that the hospital environment may be cooler than your own home. Please bring additional clothing to help keep comfortably warm. 

Prior To Your Hospital Arrival

Please follow all fasting instructions provided prior to admission, failure to comply will result in your surgery being cancelled. 

Please refer to the separate fasting guidance included in this pack. 

  • Do not drink alcohol the day before your visit. 
  • If you are a smoker you should try to give up or cut down as much as you can, especially if you will be having a general anaesthetic. 
  • Ensure any adjustments to your medication have been made by your Consultant or GP, especially if you are taking blood thinning medication. 
  • Organise support and someone to look after you for a few days following discharge in advance, especially if you live alone. 
  • Let us know if you require specialist services and/or equipment (including an interpreter). 

Overnight Stays for Children Under 16

Patients under 16 years old must be accompanied by a Parent, Guardian or a responsible adult.

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