Speare Memorial Hospital

Settling In

Rooms
All of our rooms are private rooms but billed as semi private to ensure insurance coverage.  Each room has an individual bathroom with a shower. Space is provided for your clothes and a cabinet for your personal belongings is next to your bed.  We encourage all patients to leave their valuables home.

Call Signals
A call signal near your bed can be used to summon a nurse. When you press the button, a light goes on at the nurses station and a bell rings. A nurse will come to your room or may contact you through an intercom system from the nurse’s station.

Your Bed
Your bed can be electronically raised and lowered for the most comfortable position for you.  Your nurse will show you how to operate the controls.  Please check with your nurse before getting out of bed.If you need assistance, please call for your nurse.

Your Meals
The Food and Nutrition Services Department takes pride in providing you with quality meals while adhering to any special dietary restrictions that your physician may have ordered.

A selective menu will be provided for you daily. Please take a few minutes
each morning to choose your meals for the day. A dietary staff member will pick it up shortly after breakfast or you may return it on your tray.

Your meals will be served at the following times:

Breakfast                8 am
Lunch                      Noon
Dinner                     5 pm

Beverages and snacks are available between meals. Patients’ guests are invited to visit our cafeteria (link to guest services) for snacks or meals.

A clinical dietician is available for consultation if you should have questions concerning your diet or have a special request concerning your meals. Let us know if we can make your stay more comfortable.

Television
Each room is equipped with a television.  Cable television is available and all standard channels are available for viewing at no charge.

Telephones
Telephones are available to all patients. Calls may be made to you from outside of the hospital by dialing 603-536-1120 and asking for your room number or your direct line is posted in your room for your caller’s convenience.

To make a local call from your room, dial 9 and then the 7-digit number. All
out of area calls must be billed to a credit card, home phone or called collect. These calls can be make by dialing “0” only, then give the operator your billing preference.

Cellular or Wireless Phones
The use of cellular or wireless phones is restricted to non-clinical areas such as waiting areas, lobby, solarium or the first floor of the North Wing.

Smoking
Speare Memorial Hospital is a non-smoking campus.  Talk with your doctor before you arrive or during your stay if you feel a nicotine patch or other prescription might be helpful in your efforts to refrain from smoking.