When I worked the floor, this was always an issue. Patients would be admitted late evening, asking for food and saying they hadn't eaten all day. Sometimes they would add, "I'm diabetic so I have to eat." (So why
have you not eaten all day????)
That particular facility would admit patients from ER with the only order being "Call Dr Soandso for orders" beneath the admitting diagnosis. Sometimes it was hours before the doc would call back, and the patients were on the call light every five minutes with "Did my doctor call yet?" Like I'd keep if a secret when he called...
Also thouht it was really stupid when the patient would arrive with family in tow, and the forst question was "How do you turn the tv on?" Then patient and family would refuse to turn the tv off -or even the volume down- so I could assess the patient and ask all the questions.
So glad I don't work there anymore!