Day of Procedure

What to Bring

All Patients

  • Your Patient Information Pack.
  • Documentation from doctors, consultants or other hospitals.
  • Medicine or prescription, herbal remedies or supplements you are currently taking (in their original container/packaging).
  • Any personal aids:
    • Walking stick or frame;
    • Hearing aids, plus a battery;
    • Glasses or contact lenses;
    • Dentures.
  • Additional items:
    • Books, magazines, writing material, puzzle books;
    • Personal entertainment device and chargers – mobile phone, tablet and headphones.

Day Stay Patients

  • Be sure to wear something clean, comfortable and appropriate to your procedure.

Inpatient, Overnight Stay or Longer

  • Nightwear.
  • Dressing gown.
  • Slippers or footwear.
  • Toiletries.
  • Your pillow (optional).
  • Clean, comfortable clothes to go home in, appropriate to your procedure.

What not to Bring

  • Valuables – including jewellery and cash as Kensington Private Hospital is unable to take responsibility for the safe keeping of valuables if brought to Hospital.
  • Your vehicle – as you will be unable to drive following your procedure and anaesthetic. Please ensure that you organise transport home following your planned admission.

Prior to Admission


  • shower and wear clean clothes;
  • do not apply makeup or moisturizer;
  • remove jewellery where possible;
  • remove all nail polish.

On Admission

Pre-operative Covid-19 Patient Testing & Screening

We want to assure everyone in our care that we have extensive policies, procedures and measures in place to keep us all safe whilst reducing the likelihood of the transmission of Covid-19 within our facility.

  • We are no longer doing Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) on all patients prior to admission. If you have symptoms when you arrive for your admission, the team will do a test to ensure you do not have an active Covid-19 infection. If you return a positive test result, your surgery will need to be deferred.
  • Your Surgeon/Specialist and your Anaesthetist will come and see you prior to your surgery and will check your Consent for Surgery/Other Procedure form and answer any queries. Your Anaesthetist (if applicable) will discuss your anaesthesia plan and complete your Consent for Anaesthesia form.

Please don’t arrive at the hospital if you are feeling unwell or have any of the following respiratory infection symptoms:

  • new or worsening cough
  • sore throat
  • shortness of breath
  • head cold symptoms (runny nose, sneezing, nasal drip)
  • nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
  • muscle aches or fatigue
  • loss of the sense of smell
  • a fever

If you do develop any of these symptoms stay at home and call our admission team on
09 437 9080 option 1

After your Procedure & Discharge