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Information for patients

If you have any questions not covered in this section, please contact our customer relations team on +44 (0)20 3311 7700.

What should you bring with you?

  • nightwear
  • dressing gown
  • bedroom slippers
  • toiletries (including flannel, toothbrush, toothpaste, hairbrush)
  • outdoor clothes for leaving the hospital
  • any prescribed medication

For you:

  • nightwear
  • dressing gown
  • bedroom slippers
  • toiletries (including flannel, toothbrush, toothpaste, hairbrush)
  • sanitary towels
  • disposable underwear
  • breast pads
  • maternity bra
  • nipple cream
  • nipple shields
  • outdoor clothes for leaving the hospital
  • any prescribed medication
  • maternity notes

For baby:

  • baby vests
  • sleep suits
  • muslin squares
  • scratch mittens/socks
  • hats and suitable outdoor clothes in keeping with the weather
  • blanket or shawl
  • nappies
  • formula if you choose to bottle feed (limited brand choices available within the ward )

For the journey home:

  • car seat (please ensure you can correctly fit this in advance)

Optional extras

  • something to read
  • drinks and snacks
  • music of your choice, including appropriate music system
  • camera/video to record your special day

We recommend you do not bring valuables with you but we do offer a room safe for your peace of mind.