In-Patient Stay

Hospital Beds

All of our beds are electrically operated, and our nursing staff will show you how to operate your bed properly. Be aware that your hospital bed is probably higher and narrower than your bed at home. Bedside rails are for your protection. They may be raised when you are resting, recovering from surgery or taking certain medications.

Calling Your Nurse

An intercom system is in place with a bedside button for calling your nurse. Should you need care, please press the button and a nurse will return your call as promptly as possible.

Patient Meals

The Nutritional Services department will deliver meals to your floor as follows: breakfast between 7:30 am and 8:30 am; lunch between 11:30 am and 12:30 pm; and dinner between 4:45 pm and 5:45 pm. If at any time between meals you need something to drink, speak with your nurse. If your diet permits, juice, soda, and milk are available.

Patient Room Telephone

Your telephone number here at Wake Forest Baptist Health – Wilkes Medical Center is (336) 651-8(room number). While a patient at Wake Forest Baptist Health – Wilkes Medical Center, yourself or visitors may only call local and 1-800 numbers. Just dial "9" and then the number. Long distance and toll calls may be made from patient rooms using calling card or credit card. Dial "9", then follow the directions for the specific type of calling card you carry. Long distance charges may not be charged to your room. Your family and friends may call you directly without assistance from hospital switchboard personnel.