Sending Get Well Flowers to a Hospital
Sending get well flowers to the hospital is a great way to show ill or injured friends, family members and acquaintances that you care about them. Get well flowers also help raise the spirits and give hospitalized people something beautiful and life affirming to enjoy during their stay.
Sending get well flowers to the hospital is a very simple and rewarding process if you keep a few simple tips in mind.
Send Get Well Flowers to the Hospital Promptly
Hospitalizations tend to be much shorter than they used to be. This makes it very important to order get well flowers to go to the hospital as soon as possible because the patient may otherwise be released before the flowers arrive. To avoid this, it is a good idea to order get well flowers as soon as you find out about the hospitalization.
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Call the Hospital before Sending Get Well Flowers
It is a good idea to call the hospital before sending get well flowers for several reasons. It allows you to ask if the patient may have flowers and to get the patient’s room number. It also allows you to confirm that the patient is in that particular hospital. This is important because some hospital names are easily confused and you can’t afford to waste time sending get well flowers to the wrong one.
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What You Need to Have Before Sending Get Well Flowers to the Hospital
It is important to have all of the important information at the ready when you place your order for get well flowers.
That information includes:
- The patient’s full name.
- The name and address of the hospital and the patient’s room number, if available.
- Your credit card number and billing information.
- Some idea of how you would like to sign the enclosure card.
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Some General Information about Sending Get Well Flowers to a Hospital
Patients in certain areas of hospitals, such as Intensive Care Units, are not allowed to receive cut flowers or plants. Some such patients can receive Mylar balloons and stuffed animals. If you are in doubt about what you are allowed to send to a particular patient in a particular hospital, call the information center of that hospital.
Due to possible latex allergies in hospital patients most hospitals do not allow patients to receive latex balloons. However, most hospitals allow patients who are not in restricted areas to receive Mylar balloons. Mylar balloons often last a lot longer and come in many cheerful styles and colors.
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If you are sending flowers to the hospital and feel things are a bit too uncertain to sign the card “Get well soon!” or if, in fact, you know the patient won’t be getting well it is always appropriate to say, “I’m thinking of you” or “We’re thinking of you.”
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