What you should know about sending flowers to someone in hospital

Having to spend time in hospital is never a good thing, which is why sending flowers to someone in the hospital can be such as good idea. A bouquet of flowers has the ability to make someone feel cared about and often it can really cheer them up. Of course, flowers can also make a hospital ward a brighter place to be.

If someone is in hospital, and you are unable to visit them, then sending flowers can be a good alternative; you do not even have to live in the same city or country as the patient. There are plenty of places to have flowers delivered online, that will deliver both nationally and internationally. Before ordering flowers to be delivered to someone in hospital here are some points you should consider.

What you should know about sending flowers to someone in hospital
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Make sure you have all the information you need

This may sound obvious but you would be surprised how easy it is to try and start ordering flowers and realize you do not have all the necessary details. You should make sure that you know the full name of the patient, the number of the ward or room they are in and the name and address of the hospital.

You should be able to get some of the hospital information online and the other information you should be able to get from the patient or their family or friends, or by contacting the hospital. It’s always worth checking that the patient is still in hospital before you send flowers as the situation can change very quickly.

Be sure to check with the hospital

Although many hospitals do allow patients to have flowers delivered some do not and some do not allow flowers on certain wards. Before you go to the expense of ordering a bouquet of flowers for someone in hospital it’s a good idea to check if they will be permitted by the hospital. If the hospital will not allow flowers while the patient is in hospital then there will still be chance for you to send get well flowers once they are at home recovering.

Make sure the flowers you buy are allergy free

You may not immediately think of this if the person you are sending the flowers to is not allergic. What you need to remember is that the person is likely to be on a ward with other patients. It’s quite possible that these patients, or their visitors, could be allergic to flowers and you do not want any flowers that you send to cause problems. Good flowers to select include roses and carnations. Their pollen is contained within; whereas flowers such as lilies have exposed pollen.

Do not be tempted by a huge bouquet

You may think that you are doing the best thing by buying a huge bouquet of flowers for someone who is ill in hospital, but what about the space the bouquet is likely to take up? Do not forget that hospital wards can be pretty cramped at times; patients do not normally have a large amount of personal space. This is why it’s a good idea to stick to purchasing a bouquet of smaller sized flowers.

If you are going to buy a bouquet of flowers for someone who is in hospital, take a look at our tips; hopefully they will help to make the process a lot easier.

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