Your stay at Tees Valley Hospital
The clinical staff at Tees Valley Hospital will need to know about any drugs or medication you are currently taking, including any herbal/complementary medications, which should be recorded on your pre-admission questionnaire. You should bring your medication with you and our nursing staff will provide a receipt on admission.
All medication should be individually packaged and clearly labelled. Any regular blood pressure and/or heart medications should be taken as they would normally, on the day of treatment, with a small amount of water. If you are taking any anticoagulant medications e.g. Warfarin or Aspirin please contact the hospital for advice on how to manage these. Your consultant will advise you whether any other medication you routinely take should be stopped and when you are to start again. Please call the hospital should you be in any doubt over this.
We ask that you do not bring valuables or large sums of money with you into the hospital. Please note that the hospital cannot accept any responsibility for your valuables.
Children must be supervised at all times by a responsible adult when visiting the hospital. Staff will not be available to supervise any children brought into Tees Valley Hospital
You will need to organise transportation to the hospital before and after surgery. We strongly recommend that you arrange for close family or friends to collect you following your procedure rather than the local taxi service.
There is parking for visitors within the hospital site. The hospital entrances and exits have been designed for easy access for wheelchairs. If you require the use of a wheelchair during your stay, please indicate this on your medical questionnaire or notify the receptionist on arrival.
The hospital will provide you with pain relief tablets to take home if you do not have any.
What to bring
Check list for what to bring as a patient: comfortable clothing, a book to read and medication in its original packaging.