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For Your Safety and Security

Before entering your room, guests should talk with your nurse to find out if they need to take special precautions. Personal protective equipment, such as gloves, masks and gowns, is available from your nurse.

Guests and caregivers should always wash their hands or use hand sanitizer before entering your room and immediately after leaving. Remind your guests they should wash their hands for at least 15 seconds before eating and after using the bathroom.


Smoking Policy

North Hawaii Community Hospital is a tobacco-free campus. Tobacco use, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco and electronically-operated cigarettes, is prohibited on campus and in vehicles in our parking lot. If you are a smoker, staff will make every effort to assist you in making the adjustment not to smoke during your stay. Aids to help in quitting smoking are available.


Oxygen

Special regulations are in effect in areas where patients are receiving oxygen. Electrically operated equipment and aerosol products are not permitted in these areas.


Valuable or Lost Items

Please do not bring valuables to the hospital. Upon admission, you may be asked to submit an inventory of your possessions. If you have a valuable item, we recommend it be deposited in the hospital safe. You will be given a written receipt, which must be presented at discharge for you to retrieve your valuables. The hospital does not accept responsibility for items of value unless they are deposited in the safe or if the maximum value of an item exceeds $500.

If you lose an item during your stay, please notify your nurse immediately. Unclaimed articles are turned in to Housekeeping, where they are kept for 30 days. To inquire about lost articles, please call Housekeeping at ext. 44860.