Take Covid Seriously!

The following was originally a reply to a comment on an episode of Beyond the Scenes which discussed burnout amongst nurses during Covid-19. The comment reminded everyone to take burnout amongst other hospital employees (maintenance, food service, laundry) seriously too. It’s not fun working in a hospital at the best of times. There’s a strong disconnect between “civilians” and people who actually witness the effects of this pandemic in action. We need everyone who works in a hospital to be on top of their game. You can help us by being on top of your game, too. Wear your mask, social distance, and remember that this pandemic is far from over.

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Children and Hospital Trips

Hey, parents, when you’re bringing young children to the hospital, we’d greatly appreciate if you could remind them to not be noisy while they’re there.

Patients are trying to heal, and staff are trying to focus on their jobs. Noisy environments put extra stress on everyone, which makes it harder for them to heal and work.

Most kids aren’t acting out of any sort of malevolence, they’re probably still just learning that the standards of appropriate behavior change in certain situations.

Maybe they’re excited to see a loved one, or there’s a fun toy in the gift shop, or maybe they saw their favorite food in the cafeteria.

And it’s a good thing that they’re excited!

Just remind them to be excited quietly while they’re visiting.

Once your kid’s outside, they can be as loud as they want!