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Old 09.11.2009, 17:15
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Hospital surgery stay

Looking for info, please: I need to go to the hospital (Hopital de la Tour, Meyrin, Geneva) in 3 days and need to know what to take. In US hospitals, gowns are provided, but I've been lead to believe this may not be the case here. Do I need nightgowns / pajamas, robe, slippers, toiletries, etc? Anything else I should know? Thanks for any help you can give!
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Re: Hospital surgery stay

take clothes that you could put on to make yourself comfortable. If you don't use them, at least you had them.

Depending upon your treatment, you will most likely be permitted to wear them.
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Thanks! Good thought (better to have than to not have)...
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Looking for info, please: I need to go to the hospital (Hopital de la Tour, Meyrin, Geneva) in 3 days and need to know what to take. In US hospitals, gowns are provided, but I've been lead to believe this may not be the case here. Do I need nightgowns / pajamas, robe, slippers, toiletries, etc? Anything else I should know? Thanks for any help you can give!
The hospitals usually send a documentation pack with all such details. Ask for it, if you did not get it.
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Re: Hospital surgery stay

Will look for pack in mail soon?? (This is all a bit of a sudden thing, so I may have to go looking... that's why I posted!)
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Re: Hospital surgery stay

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Looking for info, please: I need to go to the hospital (Hopital de la Tour, Meyrin, Geneva) in 3 days and need to know what to take. In US hospitals, gowns are provided, but I've been lead to believe this may not be the case here. Do I need nightgowns / pajamas, robe, slippers, toiletries, etc?
Yes you will need to take anything that you require. Consider it as a stay in a hotel, what ever you need you take with you. I suggest that you also take a pair of beach slippers to use in the shower in addition to all that you have listed.

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Looking for info, please: I need to go to the hospital (Hopital de la Tour, Meyrin, Geneva) in 3 days and need to know what to take. In US hospitals, gowns are provided, but I've been lead to believe this may not be the case here. Do I need nightgowns / pajamas, robe, slippers, toiletries, etc? Anything else I should know? Thanks for any help you can give!

This onhje Hopital de la Tour is what one could call as a five star private hospital.
Come back soon
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Re: Hospital surgery stay

You might want to take your own toothbrush and washcloth - they'll provide these, but it's nice to have your own from home.

I also asked friends to bring me: My mobile phone charger, MP3 player and charger, some books, loose and comfortable clothes (pyjamas and dressing gown are ideal, of course, but you might want some normal civvies for standing on the terrace and going for short walks if you're up to it), paper and pens.

Best wishes and good luck!
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Re: Hospital surgery stay

Apart from the geriatric ward, no one wears PJ's or dressing gowns in hospital these day's. If your having a surgical procedure give some thought to where the wound will be and take it from there.
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Re: Hospital surgery stay

definitely take a paper and pen so you can write a 'wishlist' for anyone who come and visits, and to write down all the things you think of when you are sitting there for hours.

A good book and music with earplugs is a good idea...it's pretty boring...

I like to take my own pillow from home - I sleep much better with the familiar - not the crappy plastic-wrapped hospital ones...
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Re: Hospital surgery stay

Or just plain earplugs if you are sharing a room, snorers for room mates can make for a sleepless stay.

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