Had to visit a friend in the new Queen Elizabeth hospital in Brum over
the weekend. The building is absolutely colossal - I vague recall it was
one of the biggest building projects in the country.
Sitting in the ward, I noticed that the curtain that runs round the bed
was fouled by the door to the ward - if you wanted to pull the curtain
round, you needed to close the door a bit (hoping that no one would open
it and tear the curtain. They should have either moved the curtain rail
by 2", or made the door 2" smaller.
Apparently, according to the nurse all wards are like this.
Additionally, they had a big wall clock in the ward. Of course, it was
mounted above the door to give everyone a clear view ? No, it was mounted
to the door. So one half of the ward couldn't see it if they had
their curtains round.
Reminded me of another visit to a hospital a few years ago. They had just
refurbished it to the tune of millions, and some fuckwit decided the
entrance into the hospital was by revolving door - even for
It's when you realise we are paying for this, you start crying :(