"They have private, single rooms ..."

About: Pilgrim Hospital

(as the patient),

What I liked

They have private, single rooms for patients (if you're lucky, you get an en-suite room with shower). The facilities available for parents were acceptable. They have free television in every room. They also had an HDU (High Dependency Unit). They let you outside of the hospital for a few hours once in a while, that's if you well on the way on the mend. They have CCTV everywhere in the wards, as well as in the public areas. They have a swimming pool on the ground floor to try and help when they are recuperating. They have restaurant on the ground floor, which you have to pay for, of which the food is not tasteless.

What could be improved

The amount of beds for parents staying with children, and not 'zed-beds'. There was nothing in the way of entertainment for my age, 8 years. The food provided was tasteless. The hospital school does not have any 'break time', just an hour for lunch.

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