When you arrive at Princess Royal University Hospital, please come to the main reception desk on level one, unless your admission letter asks you to report to another part of the hospital.
The receptionist will check and update your details and tell you which ward or department to go to.
You will have a small locker next to your bed for your personal things. We suggest you bring:
Do not bring valuables, jewellery or large sums of money into hospital with you. If you do, ask a relative to take them home for you or give them to the nurse in charge of your ward when you arrive.
We cannot accept liability for the loss of items that are not handed in for safekeeping.
We need to know about all the medicines you are taking, including ones you have been prescribed, any you have bought from a chemist or other shops, and any you take now and again. This will help us to give you the best care.
Please bring them with you so you can show them to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse when they come to see you on the ward.
Your medicines are kept with you at all times while you are in hospital. Your bedside locker will have a lockable section to safely store them and only your nurse or pharmacist can open it. If you move wards during your stay, your medications will be moved with you into your new bedside locker.
Sometimes, the medication you bring into hospital with you is no longer suitable for you when you leave. One of our pharmacists will check which medicines you still need so you can take them home with you.
You can only use mobile phones in certain areas. Please ask the Ward Manager for more information.
Free patient Wi-Fi is available at King’s College Hospital, Princess Royal University Hospital and Orpington Hospital. Patients and visitors can access the internet free of charge 24 hours a day.
To access the Wi-Fi, select the ‘NHS Wi-Fi’ network from your mobile, tablet or laptop. Accept the Terms and Conditions, and click ‘connect’. Patients and visitors accessing the Wi-Fi can use the service to find out information about the hospital, as well as use the internet more widely.
For further information, contact the Wi-Fi Helpdesk on 0344 848 9555.
Our Getting ready to leave hospital [PDF] leaflet explains what happens when you are discharged from the PRUH.