Many are unaware of the pain and sometimes indignity facing the patients (as Old Adam waits on that stretcher, in hospital gown, bottom or testicle peeking-out, he needs the toilet, ‘Just go in your pad,’ he is told.)
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Medically Fit – 2020
Maybe we should call it ‘hospital check-out’, to get away from the nonsense of fitness, when many of the people described are actually quite sick and are often even dying, it is just that their death need not require a bed on a hospital ward.
‘But, why do I have to go?’
‘Three days,’ the patient replied, ‘No one told me, I didn’t know what was happening.’
Night at the hospital
There is an assumption that when the lights go down and the night-staff appear on the scene that things become quiet and still – a little like a scene from Bambi.