If your admission is planned, we will send you a letter before your admission date explaining what you will need to bring and what to do on the day you are booked to come into hospital.

However, if you have come into hospital as an emergency admission, you will need the following items to be brought in for you.

  • A change of clothes
  • Outdoor shoes
  • Nightdress or pyjamas
  • Dressing gown
  • Well fitting slippers
  • Underwear
  • Glasses
  • Shaving equipment
  • Hearing aids
  • Walking aids
  • Toiletries: hairbrush, comb, shampoo, toothbrush/ toothpaste or denture cleaner, soap and flannel, towels (hand and bath) paper tissues and deodorant. 

If you have come onto the ward as an emergency, complimentary toiletry packs including toothpaste, a toothbrush and soap are available from the Ward Manager on request.  Where possible we do expect you to keep up with your home routines of getting yourself washed, dressed and going to the toilet, to avoid deconditioning –  muscle loss which takes twice as long to recover after a period of bed rest.  Getting dressed plays a large part in gaining confidence and motivation to keep moving in hospital.


Please do not bring large quantities of money or valuables onto the ward. You are welcome to bring a small amount of money for newspapers and payphones etc. If you have brought valuables with you, speak to a relative or friend to see if they can take them home and keep them safe until you are discharged from hospital.

If you have brought valuables which you need to keep in hospital with you, please tell the nurse to deposit them in the Hospital Safe. Please make sure you are given a receipt for anything deposited. The Hospital Safe is accessible during normal office hours only. The Trust cannot accept liability for money or valuables which are not handed over and receipted for safe keeping.

Getting to hospital

We would usually expect you to make your own arrangements to get to the hospital .Details of how to get to the hospital can be found here

However in exceptional circumstances hospital transport maybe available.  Please contact the telephone number on your admissions letter

We are a smokefree hospital

Aintree operates a no smoking policy. You are respectfully requested to observe the no smoking signs and refrain from smoking on hospital premises.

There is a stop smoking advisor to help patients during their stay and nicotine replacement therapy is available on the ward. If you would like to be seen please ask staff on arrival in hospital.

Local stop smoking services are also available in Sefton on 0300 100 1000 and Liverpool 0800 195 2131.