I was in an NHS waiting room today in a large hospital. The people around me were all waiting for tests for serious conditions, some of which may be cancerous.
All around us we were surrounded by posters exhorting us to not ignore the early signs of the very condition those present were there to have investigated.
Given that those present had all been to see a GP, been referred, and were waiting to have a test. What purpose is the poster serving? It may be a small thing, but in private hospitals they just have cheap watercolour prints on the wall – somehow it seems calmer, holding out the prospect of wellness, not threatening sickness.
People sitting in a hospital waiting room know why they are there and their imagination has usually taken them to worst case scenario and beyond. Wouldn’t it be worth saving on the printing and blu tac?