Patients

At Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital, we want to make your stay with us as comfortable as possible.

Dietary Department

Your diet, like your medications, treatment and diagnostic tests prescribed by your doctor, is important. Our dietary department serves regular, soft, liquid and special diets with your health and welfare in mind. A dietitian will visit patients on special diets to provide menu selection within the scope of their diets. The nursing stations can provide light snacks such as juice, milk and crackers. Please do not eat food brought in by visitors unless you first check with your nurse to make sure the food is allowed on your diet.

Dining Room

The dining room, located on the first floor, offers hot meals at these times:

  • Breakfast: 6:30 to 9 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:30 to 1:30 p.m.
  • Dinner: 5:30 to 7 p.m.

There are also vending machines around the corner from the dining room. A person who is sitting with a patient and finds it inconvenient to visit the dining room may purchase a guest tray. Just arrange it in advance with the dietary department by calling 336-527-7279. A department representative will bring the tray to the room along with the patient's tray. Please remember that all guest trays must be paid for in advance.

Television

Television sets are located in most patient rooms and are controlled from the patient's bed.

Telephone

Except for special care units, all patient rooms have bedside telephones. Here are helpful tips about using hospital telephones:

  • Local calls are free.
  • To call outside the hospital, dial 9, wait for the dial tone, then dial the number.

Chaplain

A chaplain is available at all times. If you would like to talk with the chaplain, please ask your nurse to arrange a visit.

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