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Your admission

You should be notified by letter of the date and time of your admission.  Please read the letter carefully because it contains important details and you may need to respond to some of the information given.

If you are due to have a cardiology procedure

We ask that you telephone the ward before you leave home, whatever the time, on the morning of your procedure, to make sure a bed is available.  Your admission letter will tell you which ward you are being admitted to.

If you are due to have surgery

If you are having surgery, your consultant's secretary will let you know when to come to hospital.  The day of your admission date please telephone our surgical bed manager on 01895 823737 and ask for “bleep 6161”, at midday to find out which ward you will be admitted to.


Sometimes emergency cases will unfortunately mean we have to cancel a patient’s admission.  We will try to give you as much warning as possible if this is likely to be the case but there may be some occasions when this is not possible.

What to bring with you



  • Nightware and dressing gown
  • Slippers.  Read more on the most appropriate footwear.
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Women having surgery - a well fitted, supportive bra (ideally front fastening)



  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Shaving items (shaving points are available for electric razors)
  • Hairbrush or comb


Other items

  • Books or magazines to read  
  • Pen for completing menus
  • Any walking aid you routinely use


There is a small shop run by the Friends of Harefield where you will be able to buy items during your stay.


Because we do not have laundry facilities for clothing you bring in, you should either bring enough nightwear for the whole of your stay or ask visitors to bring you fresh clothing.


You may bring your mobile phone with you to hospital, but please be considerate of others when using it. Please note, your phone cannot be used in HDU or ITU.

Please do not bring jewellery, valuables (including electronic devices) or large sums of money into hospital. We do not have secure storage facilities for these items.

Any item you do bring with you is at your own risk. Harefield Hospital cannot be held responsible for loss of, or damage to, anything you bring with you.


It is important to bring in the most appropriate slippers.  To avoid the risk of falls we recommend footwear that fits well (though bear in mind your legs can swell during treatment), are closed on the back and have a good grip.

Slippers we recommend against, with no back support




The kind of slippers we do not recommend you bring with you.






Slippers we DO recommend you bring, with back support





The kind of slippers we recommend you bring in with you.










Royal Brompton

Sydney Street,
London SW3 6NP
Tel: +44 (0)20 7352 8121