Free Educational Television And Video-On-Demand
We offer the Newborn Channel in our patient rooms. This is television programming on baby care and postpartum topics, available 24 hours a day. In addition, we offer educational videos that are available for patients through their hospital television. Patients may specify which programs they wish to view — and when they wish to view them — by using their touchtone bedside phone. Videos relevant to maternity and childbirth include:
Baby Basics – Newborn Care
Self Breast Exam
Prematurely Yours – for NICU Families
Kangaroo Care – for NICU Families
More than Baby Blues – Postpartum Depression Information
Back to Sleep – Sleep Positioning
Infant Car Seat Safety
GM Buckle Up – Car Seat Safety for Your Family
RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) in infants
In labor and delivery, TV service is provided free of charge. Once delivered, patients have access to a wide selection of television stations, as well as the opportunity to have daily activation charges for TV and phone service billed to your residential phone service.
Among the stations that are available on patient television are USA, Fox Family, NESN, Disney and A&E. Patients may also view the hospital’s closed-circuit educational channels. Patients may view current films on their in-room televisions at no cost. You may choose among six films, shown twice each day.
Bedside telephone service is free for all incoming calls.
There is an one-time $4.25 activation fee, and a $7 daily TV/phone fee, which will be billed directly to your home. TV/phone fees apply for each of the first seven days a patient is in our care; no TV/phone fees are charged after day seven. To make long distance calls, the operator will assist you with call connection and payment.
Telephone operators are always available to address patient questions.
Nutritious meals play an important role in your recovery and are of particular importance for breastfeeding mothers. You will receive a restaurant-style menu each day that offers many hot and cold entrees, as well as chef’s specials. Kosher and vegetarian meals are also available.
South Shore Hospital’s Conren Prayer Room offers a place for quiet contemplation and prayer for people of all faiths. The chapel is always open to you, your family, and visitors. Pastoral care staff members are here to address your spiritual needs. Community clergy may visit with parishioners if they know you are in the hospital.