I am back from my visit to my daughter in Louisiana. As I mentioned, she was in the hospital and I flew in to “take care of her”. Due to holiday and weather, I ended up arriving there at 2 a.m. and went directly to the hospital. At the hospital I walked in and stopped at the front desk and asked where the elevators were. Went up to my daughter’s room and stayed the night there. When I got to her room and she was still up, she walked back out to the car with me to get something. No one questioned our coming and going.
This bothers me. They didn’t ask me who I was there to see, who I was, what room, etc. I could have ambled upstairs, found an empty patient room and sacked out. Patient room doors do not lock. Needless to say I did not feel safe and did not sleep well. I felt much better staying at her apartment after she was released.
But the entire event leaves me pondering hospital (at least this hospital security). I know I didn’t feel secure.