Especially during winter, hospitals may be described as a necessary evil. Sure they supply a vital service and most of us would not even be alive, were there no hospitals or available health care services. Doctors and dentists deserve our gratitude and respect for the fine work they do. Still, I have often wondered why hospitals serve such bad food, are so depressing and most crucially, are so very cold.
Everybody knows hospitals need to have low low temperatures for clinical reasons, but how do freezing temperatures sustain health? I don’t get it. Visiting a hospital often requires as much preparation as making a visit to the North Pole! I am well aware that it is mandatory for a hospital’s vast Heating and A/C plan be sufficiently serviced and there is usually a team of Heating and A/C specialists assigned to each hospitals to ensure this. However while a whole community may lack power and the use of temperature control devices, not so the hospital. It has a backup Heating and A/C supply plan which is second to none. All of that is good but I still think hospitals are unnecessarily cold. After all, comfort should be as crucial to recuperation as is the right medication. But who can be comfortable in a fridge?
I once heard a corny joke about nurses entirely working to supply business to pharmacies, and pharmacists doing the same to send work to undertakers! The last time I visited a hospital, a really inappropriate thought crossed our mind: Could the hospital’s medical and Heating and A/C specialists be working to send business to the pathologist in the morgue?
That’s a terrible thought!….Still a thought..