What to bring


Please bring with you all your current regular medications (medications must be in their original packaging).

Former patients have suggested the following clothing, toiletry and personal items:


  • Comfortable and appropriate day wear, including long pants and plain tops (short sleeved and long sleeved) to wear inside the Clinic
  • Comfortable and appropriate street wear for any outings or walks
  • Comfortable t-shirts, sports pants and sports shoes for sports activities
  • Supportive, flat, non-slip slippers or light shoes to wear inside the Clinic (shoes must be worn outside your room)
  • Pyjamas
  • Dressing gown to suitably cover legs and arms (if pyjamas aren’t long sleeved with long pants)
  • Ample underwear
  • Laundry powder – a washing machine, clothes dryer and clothes horse are located in each Unit for washing your clothes.


  • Skin products (including handsoaps, bodywash and moisturiser)
  • Personal hygiene products (deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste) and sanitary items
  • Hair products (including shampoo and conditioner, brush and comb)

Please note that clean towels, face washers and shower mat will be provided.

Other personal items

  • Prescriptions
  • Walking aids
  • Glasses
  • Hearing aids
  • All bedding is provided, however you may wish to bring in a doona/duvet, blanket or rug for your bed (to feel more ‘at home’)
  • Refillable water bottle as there are refill stations on each Unit
  • Photographs (if appropriate) or small ornaments to feel more ‘at home’
  • Quiet activities or hobbies to do during spare time, such as:
    • Book(s) to read
    • Art supplies such as a sketch pad, colouring books and pencils
    • Craft supplies such as knitting
    • Games such as crossword puzzles or word searches
    • Laptop or tablet (WiFi is available)
    • Music devices with earphones
    • DVDs to watch in the lounge room (please consider other patients in your choice of movies)

What not to bring to the Clinic

  • Items in plastic bags/plastic bags
  • Sharp objects of any kind
  • Alcohol and illicit drugs:
    No alcohol or illicit drugs are to be brought into Albert Road Clinic or consumed at any time whilst you are a patient.
    Non adherence to this policy may result in your immediate discharge.

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