What to pack for your Hospital stay

  • Your personal record chart – please remove all scan pictures from chart as your folder is retained by the Hospital and scan pictures can not be retrieved.
  • PPS number and Health Insurance Information

For Mum

  • Slippers
  • Socks
  • Lightweight dressing gown
  • Night dresses/Pyjamas with wide openings for easy skin to skin contact and breastfeeding
  • Comfortable clothes to go home in and wide fitting foot wear for comfort level
  • Breast pads
  • Good support bra
  • Camera
  • Boiled sweets for energy if not able to eat in labour
  • Comfort food for dad or mum post delivery as limited available amounts of food out of hours from vending machine
  • Toiletries
  • Tissues/ baby wipes for general use
  • Towels
  • Reading materials
  • Pillow
  • Phone and charger

Labour suite

  • Bottled water with spout for easy sipping
  • Maternity sanitary towels
  • Disposable knickers or big knickers for ease of comfort
  • Hair bands/ties
  • Nightdress for delivery

For Baby

  • Towels
  • Cotton wool
  • Nappies x 28
  • Sleep suits x 8
  • Bodysuits x 8
  • Scratch mitts and hat
  • Blanket/shawl
  • Car seat for baby on discharge home