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After you are admitted to Southampton Hospital, you will be escorted to your room. Your first visitor will probably be your nurse. Your nurse will discussinformation necessary to develop your nursing care plan, familiarize you withyour 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.
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.
Though it can be comforting to have personal items at the hospital, we suggest that you bring only robe, slippers, and small toiletries such as a toothbrush, comb, shaving equipment and cosmetics. Assistive devices such as dentures, eyeglasses and hearing aids should be kept in containers specifically designated for them. These items should be placed in the top drawer ofyour bedside table. Please have a family member or friend secure cash andvaluables at home. If you are unable to leave your valuables home, they maybe placed in the Hospital safe. You will be able to reclaim your belongings from our Security Department (726-8378) when you are discharged.
During your stay, a registered dietician will monitor your nutritional care and diet as prescribed by your physician. The dietician can also answer any diet-related questions or concerns you may have. Depending on the time of your admission, your first meal may be chosen for you by your assigned catering associate. Thereafter, you will receive a personalized menu and your catering associate will visit you to review your meal selections. If you are away from your room during this time, your catering associate will call you to review your meal selections.
In general, meals will be served as follows:
| 7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
|| 11.45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
|| 4:45 p.m. to 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, and Flowers
Mail, packages, and flowers may 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, and the main telephone number is (631) 726-8200.
Patients and visitors are encouraged to visit our Healing Room located on the second floor near the start of the North 2 wing. This room creates an environment helpful to the healing of the mind, body and spirit.
You may contact a clergy person of your faith for prayer, counsel and administration of sacraments and rites. If you would like a clergy person to visit, please notify your nurse.
For the health of its staff, patients and visitors, Southampton Hospital is a smoke-free environment. Smoking is not permitted anywhere at Southampton Hospital including the parking lots and the grounds.
Smoking Cessation Assistance:
- Ed & Phyllis Davis Wellness Institute: (631) 728-WELL
- NYS Quit Smoking Hotline: (866) 697-8487
- American Lung Association: (800) 586-4872 or www.lungusa.org
- American Cancer Society: (800) 227-2345 or www.cancer.org
We are pleased to offer local telephone service 24 hours a day, seven days a week from your Hospital room at no charge. Cell phone use isalso allowed in the Hospital.
Television sets that are safe for Hospital use are available in each room and cable service is provided free of charge. We are pleased to offer DVDs through the Volunteer Office during your stay at the Hospital. To order a DVD between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, please page the Volunteer Ambassador at (631) 558-0330 or (631) 558-0461.
Wi-Fi is available free of charge for Southampton Hospital patients and visitors. Search for “Southampton Public” and agree to the terms of service to use this Internet connection.