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Patient & Visitor Guide

Personal Belongings

We strongly recommend the following to keep your personal belongings safe during your hospital stay.

Valuable items

Leave valuable items at home. This includes things like jewelry, watches, money and credit cards.

If you have valuable items with you, you may request to place them in a safe at the hospital. The admitting staff or your nurse will place the items in the safe and give you a receipt. You may claim your valuables when you are discharged.

Never leave valuable items in your room while you are away for testing or surgery.

Eyeglasses, hearing aids and dentures

Keep these important belongings in their proper containers in your bedside drawer. In the intensive care unit, speak with your nurse about the best place to store your belongings.

Do not leave eyeglasses, hearing aids or dentures on top of your bed, under your pillow or on your bedside table where they can easily fall or get lost in your bed sheets.


If you bring clothes from home, keep them in the closet in your room, in your bedside table drawer or in your suitcase.


ChristianaCare is not responsible for the loss of any valuables that are not placed in our safe or for loss of personal property.