CIMA family beds
- A friend has told me that she thinks that every CIMA room has not only
a patient bed but also a "family member bed" for a member of the
patient's family. Have any of you all experienced this to be true?
- I just had my baby there ansd hey do have a bedtype thing in every room. Not as comfy as a real bed but it certainly works as such.
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- yes i have when my wife and i had a baby 2 years ago, their was an
extra bed in the room, every room had one, also the food of the
hospital is really great
i wrote an article of the expirience
- I can't say whether it's true for CIMA, but I will say that Clinica
(Hospital) Catolica definitely has a "sofa" that's made up each night
by hospital staff into a bed for a family member. They heartily
encourage a family member to stay with the patient, providing meals
(for an absurdly low charge) and the bed service, mid-morning coffee
and snacks, afternoon tea, and so on. It's a win-win since it gives
family members a way to stay close to their loved one in the hospital,
and it helps the hospital since that person is also expected to help
with things like meal-time for the patient or other similar non-medical
Arden Rembert Brink
San Ramon, Alajuela
- Every hospital I have ever been in in Costa Rica had a bed/couch
thing in the room for family members. It is common practice here. I
have been in CIMA, Clinica Biblica and Clinica Catolica. Everyone had
a bed of some sort for family members and as I recall they actually
LET family members and friends use them.
WhenI was at Clinica Catolica, friends arrived late at night, as I
was pretty sick and they stayed there on that couch sleeping the rest
of the night, no one said a word. In Clinica Biblica my friend spent
the night on the sofa bed as well, kind of holding my hand through a
I think is a beautiful thing that health is seen as a family affair
and not just you and some specialist or specialists with your medical
I would alwasy confirm such things, but in my experience it is common
- When my daughter spent a night in Cima last fall they told me that I
was welcome to stay. The couch in her room turned into a bed that was
really very comfortable. They brought me sheets, blanket, and pillow.
It's a very family friendly place.