Prohibited Items
For the safety of all patients, the items below are not permitted at Glen Oaks Hospital.

The following items are considered contraband and are not allowed on campus:

  • Metal objects
  • Weapons or protective devices (guns, Tasers, brass knuckles, pepper spray, etc.)
  • Belts, cords (inclusive of paracords), straps, ties, shoelaces, scarves, bandanas or sashes
  • Plastic bags
  • Sharp objects including scissors, knives, pocket knives, metal nail files, knitting needles, sewing needles, safety pins, straight pins, fingernail clippers, paper clips or staples.
  • Metal combs, hair picks or rattail combs
  • Any liquid which contains alcohol, i.e. mouth wash (hair products shampoo/conditioner, body lotions, deodorant or other personal hygiene items identified to contain some alcohol are permitted)
  • Bar soap (Liquid soap in the original container is permitted)
  • Spray cans, aerosol cans or containers with pump
  • Q-tips
  • Dental floss
  • Glass containers or other glass items, compacts with glass mirrors
  • Razors (single)
  • Manicure sets, nail polish, nail polish remover
  • Coat hangers (plastic or wire)
  • Tape recorders, televisions, radios, iPods, cellular phones, cameras, beepers, computers, portable DVD players or any electrical appliance not required for daily personal grooming. Electric razor to be stored in laundry room and used between 7 am and 7:30 am.
  • Steel toe boots or high heel shoes
  • Cigarette lighters or matches
  • Opened cigarette packs (only unopened commercially manufactured cigarettes allowed)
  • Smokeless tobacco (unopened packs allowed but not in original container) Staff may transfer the tobacco into another container (i.e. specimen cups, denture cups) and the patient may use this at normal smoking times. (the patient may only use in the day room or smoke patio, not in the patient room or hallways.
  • Overalls/coveralls
  • Any clothing with drawstrings including: hoodies, jackets, sweatshirts, sweat pants, pajamas, shirts with small straps (spaghetti straps), shorts or pants.
  • Stockings, panty hose or tights; (TED hose are approved if ordered by the physician)
  • Blankets, pillows, stuffed animals, bed coverings. Only hospital provided linens will be used.
  • Food of any kind.
  • Ear / Facial piercings deemed a safety risk (stud earrings acceptable for adults only)
  • Inappropriate or revealing clothing
  • Toys
  • Any other items deemed hazardous by staff

For a list of items you can bring with you to Glen Oaks Hospital, click here.

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