I received a phone call once from the Secretary of the Board of Directors of a large hospital in my area. She told me that the board had been privately discussing an ongoing problem with their facility, for which I had been recommended...
For several years their night staff had complained about the appearance of spirits on certain floors of the hospital, particularly in the ICU and cancer wards. Obviously, many, many people had died there, and they had left a great deal of their energy behind. These reports had been ignored for some time, but in the year prior to the board’s calling me, they observed a statistically significant increase in the level of employee turnover, as well as illness, injury, and death amongst night staff in those wards, compared to the whole range of staff throughout the rest of the hospital.
Being rational medical people, this clear statistical spike in the loss column finally hammered home the reality behind repeated complaints of ghostly visitations, night shift employee loss, and (I assume) an above average incidence of patient death.
Unfortunately, they were not completely prepared to negotiate the work with me, although I had references from an elder care facility that had a very similar problem. It was a job that I very much wanted to do, and still calls to me, as I think that all hospitals should budget for energetic clearing. Respecting the fact that so many people die within hospital walls, and that those deaths, with their attendant physical and emotional suffering, have an impact on staff and patients, can only be a progressive step in the movement toward real healing.
Similarly, Convalescent Hospitals and other elder care facilities can become repositories for the dead and dying, cognitively palpable to the staff and residents. While the standard of care for the dying is improving, the feel of most such environments is degraded by their very history.