North Shore (09) 486 8900
Waitakere (09) 839 0000

What to bring


  • Comfortable day clothes
  • Night-dress or pyjamas and dressing gown
  • Slippers/shoes/jandals


Toiletry items

  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Personal grooming items

Glasses, hearing aids and dentures

  • Bring the cases for your glasses and hearing aid so they can be put away safely when you are not wearing them
  • If you wear dentures, please bring your dentures container with you
  • Please do not leave these items on the top of your locker in case they are lost during cleaning times


  • We recommend no more than $20 should be kept with you
  • Free WiFi is available so items such as a mobile phone / tablet and charger
  • If you bring a personal entertainment device (e.g. iPad) please bring headphones to minimise disturbance to others
  • Pen, notebook, book
  • You are also able to bring your own pillow and pillow case
  • We recommend personal items be named
  • Valuables/money may be kept in a locked cupboard in the ward or deposited in the hospital safe
  • Waitemata DHB does NOT accept any responsibility for the loss of any personal item


  • You are encouraged (or your caregivers) to bring your medicines with you on admission - especially if it is an acute admission
  • This will assist the medical staff to provide the best care and treatment
  • The medication will not be used when you are an in-patient except as a temporary measure until a supply can be obtained
  • Your own medication will be stored in a dedicated area on the ward
  • This does not apply if patients are self-medicating with medication supplied from the hospital pharmacy
  • If you have any queries, please discuss these with your nurse, doctor or the ward pharmacist