How to make a hospital stay more comfortable
Being in hospital is never going to be completely comfortable, as you will be there dealing with some kind of injury or illness, but there are things you can do to make your stay a little more comfortable, and not as much of a traumatic experience as you may fear. Hospitals are designed to try to keep you as comfortable as you possibly can be, so with your doctors on side you should be able to relax into your hospital stay.
- Pack a bag early. Obviously if you are admitted to hospital suddenly you won’t be able to do this, but with a planned admission it will be helpful for you to pack your bag in advance with clothing and items which will make you feel more comfortable.
- Bring a flask or water bottle. You will want a constant source of water close to you so that you don’t need to keep asking the nurses for help, and so that you don’t go thirsty. Bring a large bottle so that you have plenty of water with you.
- Bring entertainment. Many hospital beds have televisions but you will have to pay for this, so bring your laptop or smartphone, books and magazines to keep yourself entertained. If you can work or do homework from your hospital bed then bring this along too, it will keep you from getting bored.
When to find solicitors in Dunbar
If you have had a bad experience in the hospital, which you feel was caused by your doctors, and has made your injury or illness worse, then you may be in the perfect position to make a compensation claim.
Doctors have a position of trust and responsibility to ensure that you are safe and comfortable when you are in hospital, and if they do not live up to this then you are within your rights to demand compensation.
Call Accident Advice Helpline about solicitors in Dunbar on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to the friendly, helpful team about your claim. They will talk you through the process so that you understand what is likely to happen, and can help you to decide whether to proceed or not.
After this you will be passed over to our partner Scottish solicitors in Dunbar who can handle your claim on a no-win, no-fee basis. Your solicitors in Dunbar or elsewhere in Scotland will work on your behalf, so you shouldn’t have to go to court, and will keep you updated as your claim progresses.
Date Published: 22nd March 2014
Author: David Brown