So I’m into my last few days in Kuala Lumpur before heading back to live in the UK after almost 21 years. Time to tidy up some loose ends.
Disabled access toilets have been and remain my standard bug bear.
After getting stuck in the disabled loo at Gleneagles Hospital last year Oh dear, what can the matter be? there was hope when the offending facility was closed for renovation.
Imagine my excitement this morning then, that after my final physio session I saw the renovations were finally complete. Yeah!
And then I opened the door.
Nice new tiles, I thought. Shame about the toilet (still midget sized). And then there was the railing. How the *@#! am I meant to reach that, when left folded up?
And guess what? There’s still only ONE railing. ONE.
Do they never learn/listen/care? Two. We need TWO.
And how about the positioning of the paper towel dispenser? Unique, was the first thought that sprang to mind as I stared skywards. Truly unique
I’d like to say things are better at Prince Court hospital, just down the road.
But I can’t.
Here’s the disabled loo from a few years back. Great, right? Not.
After some grumbling from yours truly they put in a wall-mounted railing. But it was too high to be of any real use. And the techies that installed it had placed a bend at the exact point I wanted to grab hold of it anyway, adding a further obstacle. Why?
And a heavy duty slip mat from a kitchen, I think. Why? I thought again. Why?
Still when I was told upgrading was in place here too, I allowed myself a tingle of excitement. Finally no more straining my shoulders to get up or calling on the concierge for help hoisting me off the seat.
Oh, how foolish of me.
One look and I could see the new pull down railing was also too high and way too far away to be of any use. I tried once and called the concierge for help anyway, preferring to keep my shoulders in their sockets.
My score for both places. E+ for effort but overall a big fat Fail (again)