Sharp Grossmont Hospital
Preparing for Your Overnight Hospital Stay at Sharp Grossmont Hospital
Our visitation policy is regularly updated based on the County guidelines. This policy replaces the information outlined below. View the updated policy.
We appreciate your understanding as we continue to focus on the health and safety of our patients, staff, caregivers and community.
At Sharp Grossmont, our goal is to create a peaceful healing environment in which you and your loved ones feel nurtured and supported. Below you will learn what to expect from your stay with us.
Invite a loved one to stay with you.
If you are a patient in our West Tower — including the Emergency & Critical Care Center or our Women's Health Center — any adult family member or friend, who does not require supervision or physical assistance, may spend the night with you in the hospital. Only one guest at a time may stay overnight.
Some areas of our East Tower can also accommodate overnight guests; please speak with your nurse to make arrangements.
Children may not stay overnight, but are welcome to visit with a watchful adult present at all times. You may find it helpful to prepare your child in advance for what they might see during their visit. You can always ask your nurse to assist you in explaining various equipment and procedures.
What to expect as an overnight visitor.
If you are staying overnight as a patient's guest, a sleeper sofa or sleep chair may be available in their room. All sofas and chairs come with sheets, a blanket, a pillow and a pillowcase.
If you would like to bring a laptop computer with you, free wireless internet connections are available throughout the hospital. We also have several vending machines, a gift shop, cafeteria, ATM and a coffee cart located inside the hospital.
We're here to help you from check-in to discharge.
Once your doctor determines that you may leave the hospital, they will write an order requesting your discharge. Your care team will then prepare you to leave the hospital. This may take some time, based on your discharge needs and/or arrangements.
Your discharge plan may include how to take care of wound dressings, what medications to take and your physical activity level at home. Before you leave, be sure you understand that you may have some limitations. You should also know whether you will need special care, assistance or equipment following your hospital stay.
When it's time to check out.
Hospital checkout time is 11 am. Please plan your transportation home in advance. If you have secured valuables in the Patient Relations Department, please notify your nurse so you may obtain them before your discharge. A staff member or volunteer will accompany your to the main lobby.
If you have questions regarding your discharge instructions, please ask your doctor or nurse prior to leaving the hospital.
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