I have noticed the obsession with making hospital visitors de-germ their hands. I don’t have a problem with it, especially if it helps them stay aseptic.
My local hospital has antibacterial gel dispensers in front of the elevator doors, inside of the elevators, outside of the patients’ rooms, and just inside the doors of the rooms.
They even have signs on the outside of the room doors telling guests to wash their hands in the bathroom sink before approaching a patient. Of course, the dispensers contain antibacterial soap. I guess they feel that all of that antibacterial gel you gathered between the front door and the room wasn’t sufficient. Really, I know there is no substitute for a good hand washing.