If you send or bring flowers to a patient in the hospital, please make sure the flowers are in a container. Most hospitals do not have extra containers available to place the flowers in.
Also, make sure the patient is not allergic to any flowers and check to make sure they are allowed in the room. Many intensive care units do not allow plants or flowers in the rooms.
There is not a great deal of surface area to place flowers or plants on so consider sending a small arrangement.
Depending on the condition of the patient, you may want to consider bringing a magazine or newspaper for the patient to enjoy instead of flowers.
You may also want to consider sending flowers to the patients home while they are recovering instead of sending them to the hospital. It is sometimes difficult to transport flowers from the hospital to their home.