Please call the news media on-call cell phone—24-hour coverage, seven days a week—for media inquiries regarding:
Patient condition updates
Information about Bristol Hospital programs and services
Bristol Hospital news media on-call cell phone: 860-655-2487
Bristol Hospital Authorized Spokespersons
Director of Public Relations and Marketing
Assistant Vice President, Chief Development Officer
Only an authorized spokesperson is permitted to release the following information which is consistent with the patient confidentially policy of Bristol Hospital
GOOD: Vital signs are stable and within normal limits. Patient is conscious and comfortable. Indicators are excellent.
FAIR: Vital signs are stable and within normal limits. Patient is conscious, but may be uncomfortable. Indicators are favorable.
SERIOUS: Vital signs may be unstable and not within normal limits. Patient is acutely ill. Indicators are questionable.
CRITICAL: Vital signs are unstable and not within normal limits. Patient may be unconscious. Indicators are unfavorable.
The term “stable” should not be used as a condition. Furthermore, this term should not be used in combination with other conditions, which by definition, often indicate a patient is unstable.