Just what is proper etiquette for sending flowers to the hospital? I can tell you from taking flowers to the hospitals in Rochester, MN.
- Call ahead, ask the nursing staff if flowers may be delivered to the floor. Some units will not allow flowers in the rooms and your flowers will be on the nurses station until patient leaves the hopital.
- Determine a timeline for lengh of patients stay. If they are only staying a day or two, consider sending flowers to the home after they leave.
- Ask florist for long-lasting flowers that won’t die during the hospital stay.
- Send small, colorful flowers that can easily be moved around the room.
- Do not send flowers with fragrance. In a small room the smell can be overwhelming.
- A blooming or green plant is also a good choice because of it’s longevity.
- Another alternative is a candy gram or balloon bouquet.
All of these suggestions will deliver your message that you are thinking of the patient.