Do hospital stays make you better?

Hospital armband and drip

A lot of patients return all too quickly with a relapse or another issue. A lot don’t regain their independence.

A lot of this may seem obvious but does the hospital stay contribute?

For those of you who have the misfortune of a hospital stay or prolonged emergency visit, then hospitals are pretty hard places to get healthy.

There’s a lot of noise, light and interruptions. Sleep is lousy and the food not conducive to healing (another pet topic).

Most patients are depersonalised to some extent and the initiative of introducing oneself is a simple thing that can help. It’s certainly the cheapest and easiest thing to implement.