During the cold season, hospitals may sometimes be described as a necessary evil. Sure they provide a vital service and many of us would not even be alive, were there no hospitals or available health care services. Doctors as well as nurses deserve our gratitude as well as respect for the great job they do. Still, I have often wondered why hospitals serve such poor food, are so depressing and are so terribly cold.
Everybody knows most have low temperatures for medical reasons, but how do chilly temperatures sustain health? I don’t get it. Going to a hospital often requires as much preparation as making a visit to Iceland! I am well aware that it is mandatory for a hospital’s vast HVAC system be well tuned at all times! There is usually a team of HVAC specialists assigned to each hospitals to ensure this. While a whole community may be without power and the use of temperature control devices, not so the hospital. It has a backup HVAC supply system which is superb. All of that is just great but I still think hospitals are unnecessarily cold. After all, comfort should be as vital to recuperation and recovery as is the right medication. But who can be comfortable in a freezer?
I once heard a corny joke about doctors working to supply business to pharmacies, as well as pharmacists doing the same to send work to undertakers! The last time I visited a hospital, an inappropriate thought crossed my mind: Could the hospital’s medical and HVAC professionals be working to send work to the pathologist in the morgue?
Unthinkable!….But anything is possible, right?.