Coming into Hospital
Different types of surgeries or treatments require different preparation protocols that will be explained to you once you have been to a consultation and confirmed your booking.
There are a number of general guidelines, however, that apply to every treatment. You should not drink alcohol the day before your visit and, if you are a smoker, you should cut down on smoking as much as you can, especially if your intervention includes general anaesthetic. If you are suffering from a cold, sore throat or any other illness, please inform us immediately, as your admission may need to be re-scheduled.
Our hospitals are equipped to meet the needs of our patients and our goal is to help you get settled comfortably, as quickly as possible.
Items such as towels, soap, shampoo and bathrobes are provided by the hospital. However, before admission, we suggest you prepare the following:
- Identity card, driving license or passport
- Loose fitting, comfortable clothes
- Dressing gown & Slippers
- Spectacles, contact lenses, hearing aid & dentures – in their protective containers
- Reading Material (books & magazines)
- Any medications, vitamins and herbal supplements you are taking
- X-Rays, Lab Results and any other pre-operative tests results or relevant medical documents
- Health insurance documents (if applicable)
- For children – toys & books
Please do not bring valuables or large sums of money with you. Saint James Hospital cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage to your possessions. However, if required, you may find a small safe in the cupboard of every room.