Coming into hospital can be a daunting prospect. At the Spire Regency Hospital we aim to answer all your questions from you as a patient or from your family to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
Information that we give patients prior to admission is specific to each operation, treatment or investigation. We will also give you instructions on preparing for your stay and what to bring with you on the day of admission.
Before you leave home
On the day you are due to come in to hospital please phone us if you feel unwell, for example with a cough, cold or upset stomach. Please tell us straight away, as your admission may need to be re-scheduled. The number to call will be on your letter.
Generally we ask that patients do not drink alcohol the day before admission and if they are a smoker, to stop smoking or cut down as much as possible, if having a general anaesthetic. We also ask that all nail varnish and gelish is removed from hands and feet before coming in for their procedure.
Items to bring on the day of admission
- All medication (in its original packaging) that you are taking
- Dressing gown, nightwear, underwear and slippers
- Books and/or magazines
- Any aids, such as glasses or hearing aid
Please don't bring
A lot of clothing or large amounts of money.
Your stay in hospital
In the majority of cases, you will enjoy the comfort of your own room. Each room is made up of an en-suite shower room, direct dial telephone and a digital TV showing freeview channels. Each room also has access to Wi-Fi so please feel free to bring your laptop or tablet with you.
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We welcome visitors and appreciate that their support can play a vital role in your recovery. We have flexible visiting hours between 8am and 8pm but we do encourage our patients to get as much rest as possible after their operation or treatment.
All post received during your stay will be delivered directly to your room. Your visitors may bring flowers as long as you do not suffer from any allergies.
We will let you know the approximate time that you'll be ready to leave the hospital, so that you can make arrangements for a friend or family member to accompany you home.
Your consultant will give you any special instructions that you need to follow at home, and arrange any follow-up appointments or treatment. If you need any medication to help your recovery, these will be given to you before you go home.