Coming into hospital

Preparing for your Admission

We will make every effort to ensure your stay is comfortable and as relaxed as possible.

Everyone is different and how you prepare for your stay will depend upon the treatment or operation you require. We will send you written information specific to your operation, treatment or investigation when we confirm your admission details. 

We hope that the patient information below will assist you in preparing you for your admission to hospital.

As a rule, you should not drink alcohol the day before your visit and, if you are a smoker, you should also cut down as much as you can, especially if you will be having a general anaesthetic.

If you get a cold, sore throat or any other illness, please tell us straight away, as your admission may need to be re-scheduled.

We ask you to bring the following items with you:

  • dressing gown
  • nightdress or pyjamas
  • slippers
  • any current medication
  • books or magazines
  • toiletries, including toothbrush, toothpaste and a hairbrush or comb
  • If you wish, you are welcome to bring a laptop, Ipad or personal stereo/CD player 
  • We ask you not to bring valuables, jewellery or large amounts of money with you

In addition to this we have included information on the following:

Click here to download Spire's Terms and Conditions
Click here to download our Spire Cardiff Hospital admission brochure
Click here to download directions to Spire Cardiff Hospital

Click on the links below for further inforamtion about your stay. 

If your procedure is being undertaken in our day unit (ACAD) 

If your procedure nessites a stay in our Intensive Care Unit  (ICU)   

However, if you require any further information that has not been included above please do not hesitate to contact our Spire Cardiff Hospital In-patient bookings office on 029 2054 2600 or 029 2054 2650 where we will be happy to assist you.

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We understand that getting better involves more than just medical treatment. That's why we ensure there's always someone on hand to answer your questions.    

Privacy and comfort  

If you need to stay in hospital overnight or longer, we offer individual private rooms. All come with en-suite shower or bath, telephone and personal nurse-call system.  

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