Preparing for a hospital visit or stay What to bring to hospital There are a few things you need to arrange before you come in to hospital. Arriving at hospital If you need any assistance or directions please ask at reception. Your stay in hospital There are support services to help you and your whanau during your stay in hospital. Going home Your discharge will be discussed with you throughout your hospital stay. Visitor accommodation at Nelson Hospital Altrusa House offers short-stay accommodation for people supporting patients at Nelson Hospital.