I cannot remember ever being sick to the extent of being hospitalized as a child. As an adult, I can boldly say that I have never been hospitalized. However, I'm working part time at a primary health care centre and I can tell first hand what it looks like to be hospitalized.
More often than not, it isn't as pleasant because to be hospitalized as it can means more severe cases. I've seen people become more terrified about the idea that they are hospitalized than about the fact that they are actually sick.
I see from mild to severe cases day to day and it is almost normal but there's no getting used to it. You have people come for head aches, fever and chills, flu, burns, wounds, cuts, deliveries, circumcision etc. There's always something off about the walls of a hospital. Definitely not a place you'd want to be especially given the circumstances that takes you there.