How to Send Flowers to a Hospital
Whether you're sending flowers to friends or family, or wondering how to send flowers to a hospital employee, there are at least 4 basic things to consider before choosing what flower delivery you want to send and how to make sure your bouquet is delivered efficiently.
How to Send Flowers to the Hospital
- 1. Call the hospital to see if deliveries are permitted
- 2. Ask the front desk for the ideal delivery time
- 3. Pick out your flower bouquet delivery
- 4. Enter in the hospital address without room number
Why are these things important for hospital flowers?
Flower Delivery Permission
It's very rare that someone doesn't allow a florist to deliver flowers to a hospital, but every now and then an establishment will undoubtedly surprise you. In order to ensure a smooth hospital flower delivery, take the two minutes to google the hospital's phone number and ask the front desk if same day hospital flowers are permitted.
Best Delivery Times
When are the best times to send flowers to a hospital? Only the front desk or doctor would be able to tell you. Some businesses take hospital gift deliveries on certain days only. Once again, this is rare, but it's best to ask. Another reason to check on flower delivery times is to make sure your flowers are delivered without problems. The hospital staff will be able to tell you which days are less busy or even better, if the patient will be moved at any point throughout their stay. You don't want someone running around the hospital corridors trying to randomly locate your just relocated loved one. It should be a clear shot to their room, and a hand-delivered flower delivery with a smile. Easy and beautiful.
What to send someone in the hospital
Three things to preemptively consider before sending hospital flowers and flowers for hospital patients, is the amount of available helping hands, amount of floral care needed and the receiving party's need. What does that mean? Before sending get well flowers for him or her you need to consider:
- - are they able to return home with them?
- - are you sending flowers that need care afterwards?
- - who is receiving them?
HOME. Do you know whether or not your hospital patient will have someone with them when they leave the hospital? If you know that someone is surrounded by loved ones, then go ahead and send flowers in a large flower bouquet that's both impressive and gorgeous. If you think however that they will be one person driving themselves home, then send a dainty bouquet or even a candy delivery that they can easily get home with them. Either speak to their family members at the hospital, or ask the hospital yourself if people have been hanging around their room. More likely than not they probably are sending people home because there are too many people.
CARE. For example hospital plant delivery is a favorite of customers, but someone whose just broken their leg may not want to water a plant every day. The solution to that is an orchid delivery which only needs to be watered about twice every six weeks. Perfect!
WHO. If you're sending flowers to a sick child, we can assure you that the bear bouquets are the way to go. The child will be more comforted with a stuffed animal than the flowers, and the flowers will mean more to the parents watching over their sick babe. It's a beautiful way to provide some small comfort to both parties.
Address Without Room Number
When you have flowers delivered to the hospital, we actually recommend that you don't put the room number in the delivery address. If the online florist really feels that they need the room number, they will call you to get it. It's better to just have the address of the hospital for your flowers delivery because you don't have any guarantee that your loved one won't be moved to a different room. The florist will have to check in at the front for your delivery regardless, and this way they can make certain that they go to the correct room. Many times the desk associates will actually take the delivery from them anyways and deliver it themselves. Don't panic if you entered a room number already, your bouquet will get where it needs to be, it's just that doing it this way usually clears up some interference.
Send Gifts to the Hospital
If you don't want to send flowers to the hospital, there are other gift delivery options for you to choose from. Chocolate delivery is a great place to start. Sending chocolate to the hospital follows almost the same procedure as flowers delivery. I would only recommend to you, depending on what chocolates you want to send, that you call ahead to see if someone's dietary needs have changed. Though breaking an arm or spraining an ankle may not change your dietary needs, I think we can all agree that there are thousands of other things that can. Also keep in mind the nuts inside of a chocolate brownies delivery, in case they have allergies. Your safest choice for same day delivery food items, if you aren't 100% positive on the dietary restrictions, is the chocolate covered strawberries. Chocolate strawberries won't include nuts, and they're covered in Godiva chocolate which is simply delicious. With a fruit base they're also arguably a bit healthier than the brownie delivery. With that said we love the brownies!