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When you visit someone in the hospital, how long do you stay?


Asked by SweetLuci at 12:51 PM on Nov. 17, 2010 in Health

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  • Depends on who I'm visiting. Anywhere between 30 minutes to a few hours.

    Answer by DesertRose75 at 12:57 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • As long as I am welcome

    Answer by older at 12:52 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • It depends on how they are feeling and how close I am to them.

    Answer by missanc at 12:56 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • About an hour. Very close friend or family I stay even longer.

    Answer by skittles1108 at 12:52 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • half hour? unless they are very uncomfortable, in pain then I'll stop in and just let them know I'm thinking about them- 10 minutes.

    Answer by Sharell8710 at 12:52 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • Depends on if it a friend or relative and as well as the health condition of the patient. 


    Answer by musicmom08 at 1:03 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • 10mins tops..i can't stand being in a hospital.

    Answer by dullscissors at 12:51 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • Depends on what they are there for and how many other people are there. I'd say a half an hour or 45 minutes.

    Answer by bellsandheels at 12:52 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • Who am I visiting? A parent? As long as I can. At least an hour but hopefully all day if possible.
    Another relative that I really don't know what to say to? Like 10 minutes.

    Answer by Orionsgirl at 12:53 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • Depends. One friend had a very hard surgery just after I got pregnant. We were both very tired and she was very lonely. So, I'd go up to the hospital for the afternoon, watch TV and take a nap with her. Another friend hated being seen without make up, so I stayed just long enough to share a bit of gossip, and take her side railing about an issue (she'd been watching the news a lot) - that always makes her feel better, and then left.

    I like to call ahead of time and see what I can bring them.

    Answer by Airamana at 1:03 PM on Nov. 17, 2010