Speare Memorial Hospital

Guest Services

Cafeteria
Open daily from 6:30 am until 6 pm
Self-serve Breakfast:  6:30 am – 10:30 am, Daily
Lunch:  11:30 am-1:30 pm, Monday – Friday, Noon -1 pm, Saturday and Sunday
Dinner: 5pm- 6 pm, Daily

Wireless Internet Service is found in the Cafeteria and the Cafeteria Annex

Vending Machines are located on the first floor off the hallway between the main elevators and the Emergency Department.

Flowers
Flowers and other gifts are delivered to patients as they are received. No flowers will be delivered to Intensive Care Units. They will be held at the nurse’s station and given to the patient’s family.

Latex
Speare Memorial does not allow latex balloons inside the hospital. The hospital has asked local florist and retailers to help educate their customers on our safety policy which is meant to reduce risks to people with latex allergies.

Lost and Found
All items found on hospital premises are held at the main desk in the lobby for 60 days. Items not claimed will be discarded.

Lounge
The patients may use the patient lounge on the second floor of the hospital at any time and by visitors during visiting hours. Children should not be left unattended in this area.

Mail
Your mail will be delivered to your room Monday through Saturday. Letters that arrive after you leave the hospital will be forwarded to your home.

Notary
The services of a notary public are available while you are hospitalized, weekdays between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm for notarizing hospital-related documents.

Newspapers
The Union Leader is available from the volunteer staff.

Spiritual Care
Being in a hospital, dealing with illness and uncertainty can be challenging. Many people find that talking with a chaplain can be helpful during this time.  Volunteer chaplains from the larger community provide support to patients, family members, friends and staff members at Speare Memorial Hospital.

Our Chaplains are available every day (and on-call as needed) to be a caring presence, offer spiritual and emotional support, and listen with openness and understanding.  Patients and families are encouraged to call a chaplain when experiencing feelings of fear, anger, loneliness, helplessness, anxiety, grief or loss, or when they just need someone to talk to.  Chaplains also are available for times of celebration, prayer and rituals.

Chaplains are available to all our patients regardless of beliefs and religious affiliation.  Patients do not need to be affiliated with a congregation or faith community to call a chaplain. However, if you do belong to a community, we can notify the clergy person of your choice.  Your minister, rabbi or other spiritual advisor are welcome to visit you or your family member at any time.

To have a visit from a chaplain contact Social Services at ext. 216 or ask your nurse to notify the Chaplain on duty.

Volunteer Services
Volunteers work on the Medical-Surgical floor providing water and juices, transporting patients, helping with clerical work, and supplying much appreciated TLC to the patients.