I had a procedure done in a hospital this morning and I had been in the building for about 30 minutes before we started, when one of the nurses advised me to remove the battery from my cell phone because as she put it, "otherwise the building will kill it".
Perhaps it was coincidence but I then looked at my phone and the battery state of charge was in the toilet. I know it sounds crazy, and I'm embarrassed to even ask, was this just bullshit or is there anything to this? Lenny
I regularly work a 19 hour gig under some railway arches in London. Even though I have to make sure my phone is fully charged before I enter the building at 2pm, it is usually pretty much on zero by the time I leave around 9am.
I believe this is because most of the club has no cellphone signal, but parts of it does. So as i wander around, the phone spends most of the time using up its battery trying to find a signal, polling the transmitter, logging on to the system when it finds a signal, or whatever it actually does in reality when it finds itself in such a dire constantly on/off reception situation.
Perhaps your Hospital is similar.