What to Bring

For your hospital stay, please remember to bring the following:


  • Ontario Health Card (green with photo or red and white)
  • Details of any additional health coverage or insurance policies
  • Social Insurance card and WSIB claim number (for workplace-sustained injuries)


  • Medications which you are now taking (preferably in their original containers) or a list of their names and instructions.
  • Once your nurse or pharmacist has seen them, they will be sent home with your family or stored for you.
  • During your stay, the hospital pharmacy will provide medication for you.
  • If your doctor wishes you to continue with a medication that the hospital does not normally supply, you may be asked to use your own.
  • During your hospital stay, you can arrange to speak with a pharmacist about any medication-related questions.

Personal Items

  • Sleep attire, robe, slip-resistant slippers and comfortable clothing
  • Grooming items such as toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash, soap, shampoo, deodorant, sanitary items, shaving supplies
  • Lip balm and skin cream
  • Address book with phone numbers you require
  • Small amounts of money for newspapers, magazines, gift shop items, toiletries, etc.
  • Credit card

Do not Bring

  • Jewellery or sentimental items
  • Non-prescription drugs or alcohol