Hospitals can be noisy, busy places with beds being moved, people talking, and equipment such as monitors and ventilators all making sounds.
Both patients and staff benefit from quieter environments, however fabric partitions such as curtains do virtually nothing to help achieve any form of acoustic privacy.
Lack of privacy
A patient's dignity and privacy suffer in an environment where every noise and conversation can be heard even when curtains are drawn.
Noisy environments have an adverse effect on hospital patients leading to spikes in blood pressure, increased stress levels and tiredness due to interrupted sleep.