'Noisy wards' could affect patient recovery times
18 June 2014 Last updated at 11:46 BST
Nurses are calling for wards to be made quieter at night.
Noise from ringing phones, alarms and doors opening and closing could affect patient recovery times.
But one hospital is taking some measures to ensure patients get a good night's sleep.
Jenny Hill reports from Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport.