Q. (See above question 2283), Does one have to be concerned on food and drinks kept in a hospital room, if even when the patient recovered and went home, maybe someone else passed away during that time in the hospital and that would prohibit the food and drinks?
A. As mentioned in the above questions the concern is mainly on drinks and it is limited to neighboring houses or apartments. (Shulchan Aruch Y,D, 339: ). Horav Shlomo Miller’s Shlit’a opinion is that regarding a hospital room, it would be limited to someone dying in the adjacent three rooms to the left or to the right. Otherwise there is no concern for the uncovered water.
Rabbi A. Bartfeld as revised by Horav Shlomo Miller Shlit’a