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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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
Television sets that are safe for hospital use are available in each room and cable service is provided free of charge.
Southampton Hospital maintains a smoke-free environment. The goal of
Southampton Hospital is to be an entirely smoke-free campus by November