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Notes on outpatient treatment

Smoke-free Hospital

Declaration of Smoke-free Hospital Campus

Smoking is said to be related not only to lung cancer but also to cancer development in other various organs. It is also known to cause many diseases including but not limited to respiratory diseases, angina pectoris and myocardial infarction, and strokes. As the hospital is one of the "Designated Cancer Care Hospitals," it has banned smoking within the entire hospital campus since June 1, 2003, in order to prevent health hazards due to smoking and improve the medical care environment.
Smoking also interferes with recovery from illness. It is also known that the smoke exhaled by smokers causes health hazards to people around them. For patients to go through medical operations, continuous smoking increases the risk of postoperative pneumonia. For inpatients, we highly recommend that you commit to stopping smoking for prompt recovery from your medical condition, and we encourage you to continue to be a non-smoker for the rest of your life.
In order to create a clean and comfortable hospital environment appropriate for medical treatment, we also ask visitors who come along with the patient or visit inpatients for cooperation.

Shohachi Suzuki, M.D., Director of the Hospita

About Photography / Audio Recording

• In order to protect personal information, etc., photographing (video recording) and recording with cameras, video cameras, mobile phones, etc. in the hospital without permission are in principle prohibited.
• If you would like to take photos etc. for the moments of birth and such, please inform our staff in advance.

Mobile Phones

• Please turn off mobile phones as they cannot be used in the emergency room, outpatient waiting room, examination room, treatment room, operating room, or inpatient ward.
• You may use your mobile phone in places other than as stated above. Please set your mobile phone to silent mode.
• You may use your mobile phone in the inpatient ward cafeteria. Please set your mobile phone to silent mode.

Patients with assistance dogs

Iwata City Hospital allows patients to be accompanied by assistance dogs (guide, service, or hearing-assistance dogs) according to the Act on Assistance Dogs for Physically Disabled Persons.

Medical interpretation

Iwata City Hospital was authorized as a Designated Hospital for Foreign Residents in FY2015 and on July 25, 2016.
Two Portuguese- and Spanish-speaking medical interpreters are stationed at Iwata City Hospital to provide service to many international patients. However, they can only help so many patients, so we recommend bringing an interpreter with you to ensure the smoothest medical care possible.