Thanks so much for the info (and thanks lisa and makedoandmend for tracking her down )
Friend is reasonably local (Luton) but has the use of another friend's house 10 mins from the hospital for the next 2 weeks which will help. Everything is very new and scary for them at the moment so any help/advice from someone who's been there will really help.
Not sure about TV or fridge yet - not in a room of his own from what I understand but a 6-person 'bay' with only 3 people in it. So far he is VERY impressed with the food provided as apparantly it actually resembles real food (so much for the L&D )
Wow, 2 years, is it really that long ago? I followed your story closely but was a lurker for most of it. I did stay up all night waiting to hear if the transplant was going ahead though - still my best MN memory
Will definitely pass on the takeaway info as friend's DH had a craving for a kebab whilst in the L&D and WALKED to Leagrave High Street to get one - about 2 miles - whilst on IV antibiotics for a serious heart infection and having just had a stroke . Think he is lucky to be alive after she found out
Not been in Harefiels, but wanted to add my hints on when we had DH in hospital (arent we justa healthy lot, think we married wrong lads Misdee). Darren took laptop and had a mobile network dongel thingy that his work gave. We brought 2 cheap webcams from tesco, and darren used those to see the kids. Def agree on dvd's and others. We got a cheao dvd portable from comet. Jams, and things that dont need to be in the fridge, for boring rolls and to eat. Money for phone and newspaper lady.
Also if friend is driving to hospital its worth asking bout monthly type carpark tickets. Ours was £30 for 3 months, but saved loads.
School holidays will make things much easier to start with as there will be less running around and kids will be able to spend lots of time with their daddy but webcam is a great idea for after the op when they probably won't be able to see him. Will get my geeky DH on to sorting out that one for them