Once you and your specialist have decided to have your treatment at Braemar Hospital, your specialist will discuss the date and time of admission with you.

Your specialist will also provide you with an estimate of our costs.

Your specialist will give you a pre-admission form for you to complete either online or a paper form. Once completed please forward it to us as soon as possible. If you have any special requirements, such as dietary needs, please let us know by indicating this on your pre-admission form, or by phoning us before admission.

If you are having an anaesthetic, you will also receive an information book on anaesthesia.

Before your hospital stay, it is a good idea to plan ahead for your return home and your return to good health. Your specialist will discuss how long your recovery period will be so you can think about what support and help you will require at home. If extra support is required by you, we can arrange referrals to external agencies as appropriate.

Planning for discharge is especially important if you are having day surgery as you must have someone at home with you for at least the first 24 hours, or longer if your specialist advises.

If you have any questions before admission, or cannot find the information elsewhere in these pages, please contact us.

What to Bring

  • Pyjamas or night gown (if staying overnight)
  • Any medication and drugs in original packets or inhalers that you are currently, or have recently been, taking.
  • Any X-rays, crutches or braces that may be relevant.
  • Glasses, lenses, hearing aids.
  • Personal toiletries
  • Please dress comfortably and casually in loose-fitting clothes. Wear as little make-up as possible, including false nails and nail polish.
  • Children should bring pyjamas/nightdress and a favourite toy.
  • Details of your medical insurance (if applicable) including copies of any letters of authorization, pre-approval and your membership number.
  • Patients are encouraged to leave valuables at home.

Valuables and Personal Effects

We strongly advise you not to bring any valuables (including large sums of cash) into hospital with you.

You will be asked to remove all jewellery before going to the Operating Room so we encourage your support person to take these home for you.

If you are unable to send valuables home rooms have a lockable drawer, or your nurse will be able to lock items away in a secure place.

Please remember to ask your nurse to arrange for retrieval of these prior to your discharge.