Here are examples of items to bring with you in a compact bag. Outdoor clothing can be taken home and then brought in prior to discharge.

  • This booklet and your yellow booklet, all your pre-operative/post operative information and your incentive spirometer. Please bring your incentive spirometer with you to Theatre.
  • Medications.
  • Loose comfortable clothing and pyjamas for at night.
  • Good fitting slippers (non-slip/trip).
  • Your glasses, contact lenses or hearing aid.
  • Some personal care items such as toothbrush, soap and deodorant.
  • Hard sweets or mints, these can be useful to help stimulate your taste buds after your bowel surgery.

Please leave any jewellery or expensive items/valuables, credit or bank card at home.

Forth Valley Royal Hospital is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

Expensive items such as phones can be brought into hospital after your surgery.

The medical team will contact your next of kin and give them an update.