A nurse call-bell is by your bed and the bathroom for you to use when necessary. There is no charge for using the call-bell service.
|A nurse call-bell is by your bed and the bathroom for you to use when necessary. There is no charge for using the call-bell service.|
The hospital check-out time is 12 noon.
If you have to stay in your room after 12 noon but are able to leave before 8 pm, you will be charged a half day rate.
We provide meals to our patients as part of their hospital stay, with the exception of patients who are "nil by mouth" or on tubefeeding, and infants on milk diets.
We serve breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and a nightcap. You have a choice of a Western, Chinese or Malay meal or soft diet.
Special menus such as the vegetarian and maternity meals are also available. Food preparation is closely supervised by our executive chef and dietitian and no pork or lard is used in the preparation of these meals. You can consult the dietitian if you need advice on your special diets.
Meal service times are:
Beverages such as coffee, tea, milo, horlicks, barley water and ginger water are available on request. Menus for patients who are on special diets may be modified according to doctors'' instructions.
The hospital is a no-smoking area. Please do not smoke or allow your visitors to smoke in your room.
The specialist doctors attending to patients at the hospital are private specialists chosen by the patients and paid directly by them. The specialists are not hospital employees.
East Shore Hospital employs resident medical doctors (general physicians) at its Accident and Emergency department. These resident medical doctors are available round-the-clock to attend to patients in the wards in emergencies, when the patient''s specialist is not immediately available.
Our staff are not allowed to accept tips. If you wish to show your appreciation, you could give a donation to the head nurse for the hospital''s staff fund. A receipt will then be given to you.
For your entertainment, we have 10 television channels and four radio channels for you to choose from. Useful information on the hospital''s services and facilities can be found on channels 7 and 8.
We advise that you leave your money and valuables at home or with the person accompanying you to the hospital.
Visiting hours are from 11.30 am to 8.30 pm. Your relatives and friends can visit you anytime during these hours. However, for reasons of your health and that of other patients, we advise that you do not have more than two visitors at any one time.
We do not encourage children below seven years to visit at the hospital. However, exceptions are made for your child or grandchild. Please ensure that the child does not disturb other patients.
To ensure that you get adequate rest at night, please inform your visitors to leave by 8.30 pm.
Visiting hours at the Intensive Care Unit and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit are from 12 noon to 2 pm and 5 to 8 pm. Children below 12 years are not allowed at these units.