Staying overnight

It’s the seemingly small details that make a big difference. Besides the privacy of your own fully equipped room, you’ll find plenty of creature comforts to help you feel at home.

What to bring with you

  • Nightwear: dressing gown and slippers
  • Toiletries (although some are provided)
  • Any medicine you need through your stay, in the original packaging
  • Casual, comfortable clothing for the daytime

Having hip or knee surgery?

Please bring shorts or a loose skirt, trousers or a track suit, together with comfortable shoes to wear during post-operative physiotherapy. 

Please also note you will need to remove any cosmetics, nail varnish and jewellery before your operation.

Your room

All of our inpatient rooms are furnished to a high standard and come with:

  • Television, radio and telephone
  • Nurse call handset so you can call for assistance at any time
  • En-suite bathroom, giving you complete privacy
  • A complimentary newspaper of your choice, delivered each morning (on request)
  • In-room hairdressing appointments (a chargeable service).


Good food makes for a speedy recovery, so you’ll have a choice of delicious, nourishing dishes from our menu. If you have any dietary requirements, just let us know before your visit. Visitors are welcome to join you for a meal for an additional charge.

Special assistance

If you need any extra assistance of any kind, please let us know before your visit so that we can make arrangements.

Chaplaincy service

We offer access to chaplains of various denominations as well as access to a multi-faith chaplaincy centre.


Visitors are welcome between 9am and 8pm each day. To protect your privacy, we ask visitors to check with nursing staff before entering your room.

Specialist services

If your consultant feels it will benefit your recovery, you also have access to a full range of specialist nursing and occupational therapy services.  These are particularly important if you have undergone joint replacement, breast or certain types of bowel surgery.

Planning your discharge

Your consultant will agree a discharge plan with you. Before you leave the hospital, please remember to:

  • Collect any medication you will need (we usually provide a week's supply)
  • Obtain a Sick Certificate, if required
  • Arrange a follow-up appointment with your consultant
  • Collect any money or valuables you handed in for safekeeping.