What to bring

Important documents & items

A checklist for patients being admitted to Te Whatu Ora Whanganui

Your admission letter from the hospital
Any forms the hospital sent you to complete for admission
Any letters from your doctor
X-rays, scans or copies of any recent tests
Current medication (pills, medicines, inhalers, etc) including any 'natural' remedies you may use
Mobility aids - crutches, walking sticks, walking frames, etc
Medicare card, Pensioner/Veterans’ Affairs card
Details of workers’ compensation or third party claims
Name and contact number for next of kin/emergency contact
Eye glasses, hearing aid (labelled if possible)

Overnight patients

A set of comfortable clothes (that are easy to put on) for each day, including underwear, nightclothes and dressing gown.

Non-slip slippers or footwear
Toiletries - toothbrush, toothpaste, hair brush, shampoo, soap, etc

Home comforts & extras

A book or magazine
Small amount of money for a taxi fare home
Mobile phone
Special toy, dummy or bottle for children

Do not bring

Large amounts of money or several credit cards
Jewellery or other valuables
Alcohol, unprescribed drugs or any other illegal substances
Electrical items