Your room is assigned, based on your admitting diagnosis and bed availability. North Fulton Hospital has both private and semi-private rooms in some areas. If you are on a unit where both are available, most insurances will not cover the cost of a private room unless it is medically necessary.
Your Hospital Bed
Your hospital bed is electric and has controls for changing the position of the bed on the side rails. Your nurse will be able to assist you in showing you the proper use of the control panel.
There are thermostats in each hospital room so that the temperature can be adjusted to your comfort level. If you require assistance, please don't hesitate to ask the nursing staff.
Color television is offered in each room. There should be either remote controls or bedside controls for you to change your channels or adjust volume. Please contact the staff if you require assistance.
Telephones are located in each room for your use with the exception of Intensive Care areas. Patients may receive calls in your room between the hours of 7am - 10pm. Local calls can be made anytime by simply dialing "9" and then the number. Long distance calls can be made by dialing "0" and asking the hospital operator to assist you. We are unable to charge long distance calls to your room and will need you to either use a credit card, charge the call to your home, or make a collect call.
Area Hotel Accommodations
Hotels are located close to our hospital that can provide you with options for accommodations. Please ask your Case Manager or Nurse for a listing and map of hotels in this area.