Daily life at the hospital

- Wristbands
 The patient is requested to wear a wristband during their hospital stay. These wristbands facilitate smooth and safe treatment during hospitalization.
 On the day of admission, a ward nurse will check the information on the wristband and attach it to the patient’s wrist or ankle. Your cooperation is appreciated.

- Examinations and nursing care
 The patient will be designated a primary physician, an attending doctor, and an attending nurse upon admission.
 Nurses are split into two or three teams for nursing duties.
 The nurses will explain any changes in the patient’s condition. If you would like a meeting with the doctor, please request one ahead of time. Questions about the patient’s condition cannot be answered by telephone.
 Doctor consultations are generally limited to the period between 9:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays).

- Meals
 The hospital will prepare meals for the inpatients based on their condition. Please refrain from bringing your own food.
 Patients will be asked about food allergies at the time of hospital admission. Your cooperation is appreciated.

- Going outdoors, overnight stays
 Permission is required from the primary physician. Please complete a Permission Request Form for going outdoors/overnight stays.
 Be sure to contact the ward if you will be returning later than expected.

- Items patients are not permitted to bring into their hospital room:
 To prevent accidents, patients are restricted from bringing the following items into their hospital room. Please note that this list may vary somewhat depending on factors such as the age and sex of the patient, their symptoms, and the ward.
 Sharp objects
 Scissors, utility knives (cutters), razors
 Pointy objects
 Eyeleteers, thumbtacks
 Sexually explicit materials (e.g., magazines or DVDs)
 Flammable objects
 Paint thinner
 Non-prescription drugs, alcohol
 Objects of high value
 Large sums of cash, precious metals
 Sewing sets, string, yarn, thread, electronic devices (e.g. cameras, video cameras, or portable audio devices.)
 Matches, lighters, communications devices (e.g. mobile phone or computer)
 Any other dangerous items
 Tools, bleach
 Cosmetics (makeup)
 Nail polish, nail polish remover, perfume
 Fragile items
 Glass or ceramic items
 Any other objects deemed to be unnecessary or objectionable for treatment by the doctor.

- Watching TV
 Each hospital room has a TV that can be watched with a fee-based TV card. Fees are charged by the minute.
 When watching TV for less than an hour, turn the TV off and then on again to charge by the minute.
 The TV will turn off automatically after an hour and the TV card will be ejected.

- Forwarding calls
 We do not forward phone calls from family members to patients. A message can be transmitted to the patient.

- Use of mobile phones by family members
 Please turn off your mobile phone while in the hospital. You may use your mobile phone in the designated mobile phone areas.
 Patients are not permitted to bring mobile phones into the ward.

- Use of outlets and electronic devices
Devices that can be used with the outlets
 Handheld games consoles, portable audio devices, laptop computers and other devices (including chargers) to be used by the patient at the hospital. Please consult a nurse when you are unsure if your device can be used.
 Laptop computers can only be used for inevitable reasons such as keeping up with school studies. Before use, please consult the primary physician or attending nurse.

- Points to remember when using outlets
 Use of outlets is the responsibility of the parent or guardian. Please take extra steps to prevent young children from using outlets (e.g., take power cords home with you when leaving the hospital).
 Please ask a nurse which outlets in the hospital room are allowed to be used.
 Do not use the red outlets, as those are for medical equipment only.
 Only use a single device with each outlet. Do not use extension cords or multisockets.

- Points to remember when using devices with outlets
 Be considerate of other patients and their family members when using electronic devices. As a general rule, use earphones with devices that emit sound.
 Use of electronic devices may be restricted or prohibited for treatment reasons or to maintain an optimal treatment environment.
 In such cases, an explanation will be provided by the primary physician or a nurse. Your cooperation is appreciated.
 Please refrain from bringing multiple electronic devices to the hospital. If it is necessary to bring multiple devices, please consult a nurse.
 Management of personal electronic devices is the responsibility of the patient or their family members. As a rule, the hospital accepts no responsibility whatsoever for theft or damage.
 Please refrain from connecting to the Internet (or sending or receiving e-mail or data) while in the hospital ward.

- Smoking
 Smoking is not permitted at the hospital. Your cooperation is appreciated.