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Personal belongings

What to bring to the hospital

Bring prescription medicine in original labelled containers, dentures, glasses and hearing aids. For your personal care, pack basic toiletries (e.g. toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, hairbrush, razor), and pajamas/nightgown, bathrobe and slippers. Remember to bring your ID.

What to leave at home

Do not bring valuables such as large sums of money, credit cards, electronics or jewelry (rings and watches that you normally wear should be left at home).

Arrange to pay for things like a private room or equipment when you are discharged. For example, have someone bring your credit card or cheque book when they pick you up. Pay-by-phone is available at VCH's larger hospitals. If you rent a TV or phone, payment is due at connection time.

VCH cannot be held responsible for any lost or stolen items. In emergency situations, VCH hospitals can store some small valuables for a short time. For information, ask the Admitting department or your nurse.

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