A Visit To Hospital

My First-hand experience of visiting a teaching hospital...Should I say it is an exciting experience? Because hospitals have been known to be a place where diseases and all manner of sicknesses are being treated.

It is always tense, coupled with the fact that it is smelly too. The interior and the exterior of the hospital are a sight to behold. The medical practitioners show professionalism in the delivery of their duty. Should I compliment the work of the cleaners in the office? I would have done so if they showed due diligence in their duty and were punctual in doing their duty when they were supposed to. On entering the hospital, there are attendants at the counter. Their duty is to answer questions by the patients and guardians. They consist of medical practitioners and non-medical staff. They give direction to the department where one needs to show up. When I got to the counter, I met with one of the attendants to give me the direction where I was going. I like the way the man gives the description because I have no trouble locating the place.

In the hospital, there are different departments, depending on where one is going. Each of the departments has an inscription on them to give a visitor an easy identification of the place. The first timer will have no trouble locating places and what it is meant for. Those that are not learned can easily be shown where they are meant to be by seeing what is written in their papers. On getting to the department at around 8:00, I showed the paper I was given to the attendant with the person I escorted to the hospital. The attendant directed us to go for payment, and from there, we should go to a certain department and do what brought us to the hospital. The instructions are so many that I had forgotten that we are to go to a certain department after making payment at the cashier. I went back to the woman that gave us the description. But this time around, there are many people waiting to be attended to. We needed to wait for some minutes.

The woman is an extrovert type; she is chatting with her colleagues and makes us be waiting for her to attend to us. Because she was not giving us the needed attention, as she was checking over the paper, she was chatting at the same time. This slows her work. The most annoying part is that of the cleaner that is mopping and sweeping on us. It was around after 8 am; I wondered why she had not done her work before people started coming to the hospitals. We need to start giving her space to do her work. There was supposed to be a time for cleaners to do their work, and that should be before people started coming to the hospital. In this case, I think it is the contrary, or maybe she is late to work. We waited for some minutes before it came our turn. On giving the woman the paper, she said we were not supposed to come back to her place and that we should have gone to where she directed us to. The annoying part is that we have wasted too much time waiting for her to attend to us!

We started finding our way to where she directed us to. But for us not to make mistakes again. We had to talk to the first person we met at the counter on our entering the hospital. He confirmed the place we were supposed to go to us. Thankfully, we had no difficulty locating the place. We met some people there because they have not started attending to anybody as they are still cleaning the place. We were given a number. In due time they are done with the cleaning. They started calling the patients according to number. It later came our turn. After we were done, we left for the department to submit the collection.

On our way, we felt the urge to relieve ourselves. Who would have a belief that the toilet lacks water, especially in the hospital? We were told that there was no water. We continued to where we were going. We got there and later looked for another toilet to ease ourselves. This time around, there is water; we ease ourselves and go back to make the submission. We collected results for the previous test from another place and left the hospital. That was an exciting experience for me! The feeling one will have as an explorer of a hospital is different from that of being a patient.

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