Here are some other things you might want to talk to the nurse about. If you don’t feel up to it, ask your mum, dad or carer to have a word instead.
- You may feel too ill to talk to visitors, staff members and other patients, who can sometimes be very talkative. Explain that you are too tired in a polite but firm way.
- If you’re sensitive to noise, some wards have quieter side rooms or an area that is better for people who are light and noise sensitive. Headphones and ear-plugs can be a good way of blocking out some of the noise.
- If you’re sensitive to light, drawing curtains and blinds can help create a more relaxing atmosphere, but you'll need to compromise if you're sharing a space with other patients.
- Hospitals should offer patients a choice of food which is healthy and suits all cultural needs. You need to mention any special dietary requirements.