Please kindly, wear comfortable clothing and footwear to the hospital. Try as much as possible to keep to time to see your
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GP. Also, mind your business and face the predicament that brought you to the hospital. DO NOT make any suggestions or relay experiences of ill health or death to patients and the families you have around you. Just face your illness and the medical staffs assigned to you.
Dear family/friend (accompanist),
Always wear comfortable clothing and footwear to the hospital. Be in charge of the patient you accompanied or else otherwise stated by medical staff. You will definitely see so many conditions while at the hospital, try as much as possible to reserve the pity you feel for yourself. In fact, discipline yourself from staring at other patients so you don’t commit the sin of ‘lookery’. You have no right to advise patients and the families you see around them. Mind your business and face the patient you came with. Listen and follow instructions given to you by medical staff.
Dear administrative staffs,
I humbly greet you and hold you in high esteem as a minute delayed from you getting case notes or other administrative support can make or mar a patient’s life. Please be respectful to and be patient with older patients at all times. When you resume at your duty post, please get on to work and not delay by making calls, checking the mirror and other frivolities. It is also paramount to come with your brain to work as this is your major asset in your job. Don’t go ranting that “your brain is not functioning well so no one brings complicated issues to you”. Please kindly stay at home if your brain is paining you and confront your frustrations rather than laying them bare at the mercy of a patient. Take your administrative work seriously and desist from acting as Doctors or Nurses.
Dear Medical staffs,
Saving lives is the main priority from your Hippocratic oaths, so please do so. Albeit, where you have to prioritize, kindly use your discretion especially for ‘public’ and ‘private’ patients as the case may be. Most importantly all lives matter irrespective of status. This makes me wonder if the ground/soil we will rot in holds the public or private status.
Afterall, we are all mortal beings. Also, remember to prescribe the correct medication your patient needs to avoid stories that touch and wastage.
Thank you for your cooperation in advance.
A keen hospital observer.