Your stay with The Tees Valley Treatment Centre
The clinical staff at the Treatment Centre will need to know
about any drugs or medication you are currently taking, including
any herbal/complementary medications, which should be recorded on
your pre-admission questionnaire. You should bring your medication
with you and our nursing staff will provide a receipt on
All medication should be individually packaged and clearly
labelled. Any regular blood pressure and/or heart medications
should be taken as they would normally, on the day of treatment,
with a small amount of water. If you are taking any anticoagulant
medications e.g. Warfarin or Aspirin please contact the Treatment
Centre for advice on how to manage these. Your Consultant will
advise you whether any other medication you routinely take should
be stopped and when you are to start again. Please call the
Treatment Centre should you be in any doubt over this.
We ask that you do not bring valuables or large sums of money
with you into the Treatment Centre. Please note that the Treatment
Centre cannot accept any responsibility for your valuables.
Children must be supervised at all times by a responsible adult
when visiting the Treatment Centre. Treatment Centre staff will not
be available to supervise any children brought into the Treatment
You will need to organise transportation to the Treatment Centre
before and after surgery. We strongly recommend that you arrange
for close family or friends to collect you following your procedure
rather than the local taxi service. If you are eligible for
hospital transport please contact the Treatment Centre.
There is parking for visitors within the NHS hospital site. The
Treatment Centre entrances and exits have been designed for easy
access for wheelchairs. If you require the use of a wheelchair
during your stay, please indicate this on your medical
questionnaire or notify the receptionist on arrival.
The Treatment Centre will provide you with pain relief tablets
to take home if you do not have any.
What to bring
Check list for what to bring as a patient: comfortable clothing,
a book to read and medication in its original packaging.