Safety and Security
To promote good health, Trinity has established a smoke-free policy to improve the general health of its patients, employees, and the community. Smoking is prohibited in all rooms and throughout all buildings and grounds. For more information, please talk with your nurse or physician.
For your protection, the hospital conducts fire and disaster drills regularly. If a drill occurs while you are here, please remain in your room and do not become alarmed. The hospital is a fire-resistant building, and the staff is trained in fire protection.
Special regulations are in effect in areas where patients are receiving oxygen. Electrically operated equipment and aerosol products are not permitted in these areas.
All medications you take while in the hospital are prescribed by your doctor, dispensed by the hospital pharmacy, and administered by a nurse. Patients are not permitted to administer their own drugs or keep personal medications at their bedsides.
Wheelchairs are available in all Patient Care Departments, but getting in and out of them without assistance may be hazardous. Please ask for help from a member of the hospital staff.
Valuables and Personal Items
Trinity does not accept responsibility for personal belongings. We ask that you leave your personal items with non-Trinity staff. Trinity assumes NO responsibility for lost or damaged valuables. Therefore, we ask that other than sufficient funds to meet your co-payment/deposit requirements, you leave all other valuables at home. If this is an unscheduled stay, please send ALL items home immediately with a family member to ensure their safety. Trinity does not reimburse for lost, stolen or damaged items.
Patients who wear dentures should ask for a denture cup to protect them when not in use. Eyeglasses and contact lenses should be kept in a case when not being worn. If you lose something, please notify your nurse immediately, and we will make every effort to help you find it.