I've been hospitalized a few times myself, twice for fractured bones and once for a concussion. It's normal if you play rough sports. They generally don't like to keep me there too long, 'cuz I don't need the bed and I don't need (or want) their food either. I'm quite happy with the way the hospitals are run here in Australia. Friendly nurses, nice doctors, and I'm not too paranoid about bacteria either. It's not like there's no bacteria at home or whatever. For those who complain about staying too long in a hospital, waiting too long for a diagnosis, plain walls, yuck food, the smell - just be thankful you have a hospital to go to.