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Everything You Need to Know About Sending Flowers to a Hospital

Sending flowers to someone in the hospital can be a great way to show your support and love during difficult times and make an otherwise sterile place feel more comfortable. But before you send a bouquet of flowers, there are some factors that you need to consider. In this blog post, we will discuss everything you need to know and do before sending flowers to a hospital.

1. Call Beforehand

The first thing that you should do is call and find out the hospital’s policies regarding the delivery of flowers and plants. Most Hospitals in Metro Vancouver allow flower delivery, it will however, depend on the department. Most units have their own restrictions, so calling before hand and checking out if they accept deliveries will ensure your order will get there

2. Have All The Information Ready

Missing information will most likely lead to delivery errors. You will need to provide the following when placing your order: Recipient Name, Hospital, Unit and room number. Most Hospital receptions will help you find the patient with the name provided. However, in some cases, privacy reasons may not allow them to disclose this information. We find that most Hospitals in Vancouver do not allow flower deliveries directly into patient rooms due to safety regulations and health concerns. Instead, most floral delivery services will bring your order directly to the main lobby or reception area where it can then be brought up by a staff member, family member or at the department desk/reception at their discretion.  

2. Decide What To Send

When selecting which type of flower arrangements and plants to send, it is important that they are suitable for hospital use. Many hospitals prefer fresh cut flowers over potted plants, since potted plants require more upkeep and may attract pests. Additionally, it is best to avoid sending any plants or flowers that have strong scents or produce pollen, since both can cause allergies in other patients and visitors. Your florist should know this and act accordingly when they see where the flowers are being delivered to, but its always best practice to mention it beforehand. Finally, keep in mind that most hospitals have strict rules about bringing food from outside sources so if you are sending an edible arrangement make sure you check with the hospital first before placing your order.

Making someone in the hospital feel special and supported is one of the greatest gifts you can give. So, whether you are sending flowers to a friend or loved one, keep these tips in mind to ensure that your thoughtful gesture is enjoyed in the best way possible. A delivery of blooming buds may just put a smile on their face and brighten up their day! On top of all that, flowers have so many positive benefits for both the sender and receiver. From boosting moods and relieving stress to improving mental health, sending flowers to someone in the hospital can be an incredibly fulfilling experience for everyone involved. Let’s show our support by showering those we love with flowers!

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