Being stuck in the hospital due to an illness or surgery can be depressing for many patients, but sending a patient flowers can help lift their spirits and brighten their room. If you have a friend, family member or a co-worker in the hospital, you can send them a bouquet of bright flowers as a way of showing them how much you care about them and to wish them a speedy recovery.
Send bright flowers to help give their sterile hospital room a splash of colour and give them something pleasant to look at while they are stuck in bed. Colourful Gerber daisies or bright yellow daffodils will help bring some life to an otherwise utilitarian looking room. Along with the flowers, send your friend of family member something fun to do while they are on the mend.
You don’t just have to send flowers to the hospital either. If you have a friend recovering from an illness at home, brighten their day and let them know you care about them with an arrangement of flowers send to their house. Often time’s people will send get well flowers for those in the hospital, but hospital stays are usually brief and most recovery takes place at home.
Types of Flowers to Send
If you are not sure what type of flowers your friend or family member likes, send them flowers in their favourite colours. Flowers come in almost every colour of the rainbow, so it shouldn’t be too hard to find some flowers in colours they like. For instance, if your friend is fond of the colour purple, you can send violets in a deep purple or lilacs in a pastel shade of purple.
You can also send flowers based on the meaning of the flowers, which you can look-up online. While red roses represent love, you can send pink roses to signify friendship between you and the person who is sick. Pink tulips means ‘caring’ and you can add Yarrow to an arrangement signifying ‘good health.’
If you are still unsure what to send to a friend or co-worker who is in the hospital or recovering at home, consider sending a nice seasonal arrangement of flowers. They will get to enjoy the colours of that time of year and you can show them that you are thinking of them and wishing them a speedy recovery.
Before Sending Flowers to a Hospital
Call the hospital to double check the room number of your friend or family member because sometimes patients are moved after the initial hospital admittance, especially if they are having surgery or there to have a baby. While you are confirming the room number, ask about the hospital’s policy regarding flower deliveries.
If the person you want to send flowers to is in a burn unit or a critical care unit, they may not be allowed to receive flowers. Intensive care, burn units or other units with critically ill patients do not usually allow for flowers to be delivered, but they may allow helium balloons or stuffed animals. Also, because of allergies, try to send allergy-free flowers to the hospital in case someone is allergic to them.
Sending someone you know flowers while they are recovering is a great way to show them how much you care about them, that they’re in your thoughts and you wish for them to get well soon. That can mean a lot to someone who is stuck in bed recovering from an illness or injury, especially if they have to be there for several days. Colourful flowers will help brighten their room and bring joy to their day.