Not Just a Number

Maryann Cohen is unemployed and relies on the county health system to treat a variety of chronic illnesses.

  1. You’re not just a number. The nurses and doctors do care that you’re hurt, that you’re upset. Just because they don’t have enough beds and rooms doesn’t mean they care any more or less for anyone in the hospital. Their goal is to help everyone within their power and they will do it. In “The Waiting Room”, nurses even admitted that they would keep patients over night if they knew they did not have a place to stay. The nurses and doctors know you’re there. They know each and every person is in pain, or sick, or lost, or even confused and they do want to help. They know you’re there but what everyone has to understand is it’s not just, first come first serve, it all depends on the severity of the situation and how urgent it is. So don’t think that they’re being rude, they are there to help you just have to let them do their jobs and take care of what needs to be done. Trust your health physicians and work with them, not against them.

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