Admission Guide for Patients
What to Bring – For The Mother
- Your Civil Id
- Personal hygiene items
- Breastfeeding pillow
- Housecoat and slippers
- Toothpaste and toothbrush
What to Bring – For the Baby
- Baby Wipes
- A minimum of 2 outfits
- Mild Baby Soap
- Hat, socks and mittens
The guardian should visit the birth office within 2 days after delivery. Required documents:
- (Kuwaitis): original marriage contract + civil ID of husband and wife
- (Residents): original marriage contract + civil ID of husband and wife
- (Unknown Nationality / Bedoon): original marriage contract + proof of identity
- (Non residents): original marriage contract + passport of husband and wife
Your health care provider will ask you not to eat or drink anything, including candy or chewing gum, after midnight before your surgical procedure. If you forget and eat or drink before your surgery, make sure to tell your nurse or health care provider as soon as you can.
Arriving at the hospital: You should be admitted to hospital the night before your surgery.
ID Bracelet: When you check into the hospital, you will be given a hospital bracelet that will have your name and your hospital identification number on it.
Pre-op Procedure: After you have checked in with the admission department, a nurse will take your blood pressure and ask you questions to prepare you for your surgery. The “pre-op” holding area is where you stay before you go to the operating room. While you are waiting to go into the operating room, a nurse will start an IV.
Operating Room: You will then be moved to the operating room where your name and procedure details will be reviewed once more. The anaesthesia team will help you settle in and give you medicine through your IV to put you to sleep in preparation for your surgery.
After your surgery you will be taken to the recovery room. There, the nurse who is assigned to you will check on you often and take your blood pressure, temperature, and pulse and give you any medicine that your healthcare provider orders.
What can I do to make sure my incision heals well?
The most important thing to remember if you have an incision is to keep it clean. If you have an incision with stitches, you will receive instructions when you are discharged.
You should call your doctor if you have:
- A temperature of 38.3 Celcius (101 F) or over
- Any blood or drainage from your incision after the first 24 hours
- Redness at the incision area
- A bad odor coming from the incision
- Severe pain in or around the incision
You will be given a follow-up appointment with your doctor so that he/she can check to see if you are healing well.