The Department of Psychiatry is part of Eastbourne's District General Hospital and has three inpatient wards for adults with mental health problems.
What should I bring with me?
Please bring with you
- Several changes of underwear, and a few changes of clothing and shoes
- Night wear, dressing gown and slippers
- Any walking, visual or hearing aids that you may need
Some other things you might want to bring
- Diary, note book and writing materials.
- Telephone numbers of friends and family.
- Books, magazines, something to read.
- Games, puzzles.
We have limited space and storage at the hospital so please only bring the essentials. We can always help you get some extra belongings at a later date.
What not to bring
- Large amounts of cash, cheque books and or credit cards, we recommend you leave valuables at home and only bring enough cash for day to day purchases which can be handed in for safe keeping
- Non prescribed medication, such as vitamins or aspirin. If you are feeling unwell when in hospital the doctor can prescribe you something.
- Belts, carrier bags and sharp objects (e.g. knives, scissors, razors) are not allowed on the ward and must be handed into the nursing staff.
- Alcohol or illicit drugs.
Any property you have with you will be checked by a member of staff. If possible a family member or friend should be asked to take home any medication that you have bought in to hospital. If that is not possible it must be handed in for safe keeping.
By your bed there will be a small safe style where you can store own property and programme the safe to a number only known to them – ask staff for details.