What To Know When Sending Flowers To Loved Ones In Hospital
We know how sensitive and stressful a time it is to have a loved one in hospital. It can be really daunting and as someone close to the person, you can feel helpless as they receive treatment or care.
Even when your loved one is popping in for an elective surgery or a procedure that will better their health, you may still, naturally, feel stressed. So, you will probably want to do something to help, or at least brighten their day.
Sending a bunch of flowers with a lovely, personalised card can give them a sense of comfort and company. It’s also just a really lovely way to let the person know you care.
As well as all of that though? Some vibrant blooms will add more happiness to their day, brightening up their room with natural colour.
Hospitals we deliver flowers to in Brisbane
Below are the Brisbane hospitals we deliver flowers to:
- Greenslopes Private Hospital
- Queensland Children’s Hospital (Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital)
- Mater Hospital
- Mater Mothers’ Hospital
- Mater Private Hospital
- New Farm Clinic
- North West private Hospital
- Princess Alexandra Hospital
- Prince Charles Hospital
- Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
- Royal children's Hospital
- St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital
- St Vincent’s Private Hospital
- The Wesley Hospital
- Toowong Private Hospital
The impacts of COVID-19
COVID-19 and the restrictions that come with it have meant it’s become more difficult to just pick up and take off to the hospital to visit a loved one, especially if you are interstate.
With this difficulty of visiting loved ones in hospital due to COVID-19 and the varying local restrictions that come with it, you may want to send flowers instead.
We are a Spring Hill florist servicing Brisbane and the Greater Brisbane area. We provide hospital flower delivery and have the positive relationships to get these delivered to the perfect locations.
If your loved one has been in the hospital for an extended period of time, they may begin feeling quite alone. A bunch of flowers and a beautiful card will provide them with some comfort through this time.
Choose A Florist Who Offer Hospital Flower Delivery
Not every florist will provide hospital flower delivery. Delivering flowers to the hospital is a specialist service, due to the nature of how these need to be delivered.
Choose a florist that specialises in hospital flower delivery to ensure they know exactly where to go and all of the protocols surrounding the delivery. This will help you feel rest assured that your loved one will receive their flowers.
Our Tips For Having Flowers Delivered To Hospitals
Make sure the arrangement is a size that is convenient to fit in their hospital room.
It can be tempting to send the biggest bunch of beautiful blooms you can buy. However, when your loved one is in hospital, they’ll usually only have a small amount of space for flowers.
So, especially if others are sending flowers too, it’s important to keep your flowers to a moderate size.
Choose bright and cheerful colours or find out what your loved one’s favourite flowers are.
Due to the nature of hospitals, there’s a lot of white and any colour you do see is very clinical. It can add to the low feelings that come with a prolonged stay in hospital.
Be sure to pick up a colourful bouquet of flowers to add some colour to their space and really make their day. Or, find out what their absolute favourite flowers are and get them delivered!
Ask your florist for hypoallergenic blooms to prevent any irritation.
It’s very important not to introduce allergens into places like hospitals. Many people don’t know this, but not all flowers are made equal.
If you have allergies, there’s a whole variety of flowers that won’t trigger that hay fever response. You can request hypoallergenic flowers from your florist.
Pansies, peonies, roses, orchids, hydrangeas and carnations are just a handful of hypoallergenic flowers.
Find a florist that provides same-day delivery.
Once you’ve rounded up all the details you need for your floral order, find a florist who offers hospital flower delivery and same day delivery.
Patients in hospitals are constantly being shuffled around for a myriad of reasons so if you wait a couple of days — there’s a good chance your loved one’s details will have changed already.
Include a personalised card or message with the bunch to make it extra special.
Hospital stays are boring at best, so provide your loved one with something extra special. We find heartfelt cards and lovely, encouraging messages can really lift hospital patients’ spirits.
You can wish them a speedy recovery and let them know you’re thinking of them. Or, you can provide something more personal and humorous, to help cheer them up.
Details To Check Before Your Hospital Flower Delivery
Make sure you have the correct information.
Make sure you know which ward your loved one is in and what bed. It can be really tricky for hospital administration to find the exact location of the patient and for the florist to find the correct reception area in the hospital.
So, make sure the delivery instructions are correct and that the hospital is aware the flowers are coming.
Make sure the hospital takes deliveries.
Most hospitals across the Brisbane area will accept flower deliveries but it may depend on the area of the hospital your loved one is in.
As an example, flowers are strictly prohibited in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) due to the nature of the patients and the care provided.
—We’re Spring Hill Florist, a team of florists passionate about supporting you and your loved one with hospital flower delivery. We provide same-day delivery to all Brisbane Hospitals.