I should explain that thing about benches in the hospital area. I accompanied dys and diane to the coumadin clinic a couple of times, and it was quite a ways for him to manage, courageous as he is. Diane would go park the car. He just started a'walkin' as he'd done it before. I didn't think fast enough re getting a chair somehow. But, dammit, there weren't interior benches that I could see. And then..
And then, re people who were dropped off in the back area, Diane and I were talking about access making it to clinics through all that pretty landscape, which I zeroed in on since that is my field, no f'n benches. So I mentioned it to the doc and he game me a name to contact re the facilities person, and I never did that since I hadn't done a walk through re the interior. As an old hospital person, I can well figure they don't need bench clutter, but I was still wondering about one or two, as even visitors can get out of breath.
Then one day a herd of benches showed up outside...
but it was nothing to do with me, probably already scheduled as an expense.
Meantime, I've failed to inquire if wheelchairs are available when you walk in the door..
I figure there must be, as there were when I worked at St. John's around 1960.