What to bring
To make sure you don't forget to bring any essential items when you come to Great Ormond Street Hospital, here's a handy list of what you might need to bring:
- Your 'Child Health Record' (red book) if your child is under
five years old (If applicable).
- Your family doctor's (GP) address if you have changed doctors
- Any samples, for instance samples of urine, which you have been
asked to bring.
- Medical reports including any supporting document (ie X-rays,
scans, test results etc).
- Anything else you have been asked to bring, such as food or
drink, special equipment or reports about your child from your
family doctor (GP) or local team.
- Details of any medicines your child is currently taking and any
that you might need yourself during your child's stay.
- A letter of guarantee from your sponsor (if applicable).
- Any questions you want to ask and some paper to make
- Special feeds or baby milk, nappies and baby wipes.
- Any forms given to you on a previous visit.
- Your appointment letter.
- Day and night clothes - even if your child is coming as a day
patient, it is wise to bring a change of clothes just in
- Toothbrush, toothpaste and other wash things - again, just in
case for day patients.
- Your child's special toy, even if it is old and worn.
- A dummy or bottle if your child uses one.
Please bring only the essentials as space is limited on some of our wards, particularly for large bags and suitcases.
Please note the hospital cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage to personal property.