I’ve been in Hospital a couple of times during my life, and have visited quite a few friends and family whilst they’ve been in Hospital too, so I thought that I would tell you the five things that make a great Hospital visit for both you and the person that you’re visiting.
Parking is a nightmare at the best of times, but it’s especially bad at Hospitals, as there’s only a limited amount of parking spaces available. That’s why it’s probably better if you arrive a little earlier than you were planning on doing, so that you can find yourself a Parking space and not eat into the time that you could be spending with the person that you’ve come to visit. It’s also probably better to bring a fair bit of change with you, because as we all know, pay and display parking can be very expensive, and if you haven’t brought enough change with you, you’ll have to go and find somewhere where you can get some, which will again massively eat into the time that you could be spending with the person that you’ve come to visit.
2. Visiting hours.
Most Hospitals have specific times that you can visit someone, so make sure that you know when they are, because if you don’t and get there late, both you and the person that you’ve come to visit will have less time to see each other.
Top notch hygiene is obviously extremely important in a Hospital, which means that if you’re feeling unwell in any way, shape or form the day that you’re planning on visiting someone, please don’t visit them, as spreading any extra germs may mean that the person that you’ve come to visit may have to stay in the Hospital a little bit longer than they were expecting to. Also when you’re visiting someone, remember that whatever you touch may be covered in germs, so make sure that you wash your hands thoroughly. It’s probably best to bring a bottle of anti-bacterial Hand Wash with you, as that way, you can wash your hands whenever you feel that you need to.
Even though that someone is in the Hospital, they don’t want to be constantly reminded about why they’re in there, so don’t keep bringing it up. Try talking about what they’re going to do when they’re feeling better, like maybe make plans to go to dinner, or ask them what they’ve been up to lately.
As you can probably guess, someone who’s in the Hospital doesn’t really want to receive a bunch of Grapes as a gift, as they’re actually incredibly boring. They would much prefer something that you’ve put a little bit of thought into, like something you’ve made especially for them, their favourite book or magazine, or maybe even some of their favourite food and drink.
There’s a lot more things that make a great Hospital visit for both you and the person that you’re visiting, but I thought that I would just tell you five of them.
This was in collaboration with Slater & Gordon, but all thoughts, opinions, and general ramblings are my own.
What do you think makes a great Hospital visit? What’s the best gift you’ve ever received whilst you’ve been in Hospital? Please let me know down below.