Newton Medical Center patients should bring essential personal items only such as nightclothes, a robe, slippers, a toothbrush and toiletry articles. Battery-operated appliances such as electric shavers and radios are also permitted. To protect patients’ privacy and minimize noise, cell phone use is restricted to waiting rooms and common areas such as the cafeteria, lobby and meeting rooms. Use of the camera feature on cell phones is prohibited.
While you are in the hospital, please store eyeglasses, hearing aids or dentures in appropriate containers clearly marked with identification information (patient name and room). If you need a container, please ask the staff on your patient care unit. Do not leave personal belongings on food-service trays, in unlabeled receptacles, or in hospital gowns and bed linens. Newton Medical Center is not responsible for replacement of personal belongings.