Your Hospital Stay

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After you register, you will be escorted to your room. Your first visitor will probably be your nurse. Your nurse will discuss information necessary to develop your nursing care plan, familiarize you with your room and answer any questions you may have about your stay. As you become acquainted with your surroundings, other staff members will visit to make sure you are comfortable and to administer care.

What to Bring

We suggest that you bring only a nightgown or pajamas, robe, slippers and small toiletries such as a toothbrush, comb, shaving equipment and cosmetics. The Hospital will provide for most of your needs during your stay. Please keep only a limited amount of cash with you during your stay and leave all other valuables at home. If you are unable to leave your valuables home, they may be placed in the Hospital safe. You will be able to reclaim your belongings from our Security Department when you are discharged. Assistive devices such as dentures, eyeglasses and hearing aids should be kept in containers specifically designated for them; we suggest that you keep them in your bedside stand when they are not being used.

Your Comfort

Our staff is committed to making your stay as comfortable as possible. You can expect to have your reports of pain responded to promptly, to be fully informed about and have access to state-of-the-art pain relief measures, and to have your questions and concerns about pain management addressed. To be certain your pain is promptly and effectively managed, it is important that you let your nurse or doctor know as soon as pain begins and also tell them if your pain is not relieved.

Your Meals

Soon after you arrive, a member of our Nutritional Services Department will visit to discuss your individual nutritional requirements as prescribed by your physician. During your stay, a dietitian will monitor your nutritional care and can answer any diet-related questions or concerns you may have. To avoid delay, your first day’s meals will probably be chosen for you, based on the diet ordered by your doctor. Thereafter, every morning during your stay, you will be given a daily menu customized for your prescribed diet. Circle the items you would like to be served and return the completed menu to our nutrition staff. At times, your physician’s orders for tests and treatments or a diet change may require us to delay or substitute your meal.

In general, meals will be served as follows:
  • Breakfast 7:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
  • Lunch 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Dinner 4:45 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
 Please do not have visitors bring food into the Hospital, since some items may be inconsistent with your treatment and nutritional requirements. In addition, there are no facilities on the patient floors for food preparation or storage. If you would like to order a guest tray for a relative or friend, simply ask your nurse to contact the Nutritional Services Department. A nominal charge will be added to your final bill.

Mail, Packages & Flowers 

Mail, flowers and packages will be delivered to your room daily. Be sure to let relatives and friends know your room number for prompt delivery.

The Hospital’s mailing address is:
240 Meeting House Lane
Southampton, NY 11968-5090  
(631) 726-8200

Pastoral Visits

Please feel welcome to contact a chaplain of your faith for prayer, counsel and administration of sacraments and rites. If you want a chaplain to visit, please notify your nurse.

Phone Service

We are pleased to offer local and long distance telephone services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with charges conveniently billed to your home phone or credit card. Cell phones may be used with few restrictions.

Television Service

Television sets that are safe for hospital use are available in each room and cable service is provided free of charge.

Smoking

Southampton Hospital maintains a smoke-free environment. The goal of Southampton Hospital is to be an entirely smoke-free campus by November 18, 2010.