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DISABLED, OSTOMY, INCONTINENCE TOILET.


I have a few impassioned pleas

on loos for disabilities.

For in my travels I have found

loos are designed for wheelchair bound.


Now there is nothing wrong with this

and more of them won’t come amiss.

But wheelchairs aren’t the only thing

that disabilities can bring.


The problems of incontinence

loom large in terms of prominence.

So it’s essential that our loos

can cater for those wayward poos.


Here, I think I ought to mention

ostomies that need attention.

Incontinence and ostomies

are different disabilities.


Their needs are not the same as those,

who within a wheelchair pose.

But nonetheless their needs are there,

so now I think it’s time to share.


Some sort of shower I could see

would clean a bum or ostomy.

And if a table was quite near,

it would be handy for the gear.


We need a place to change our bags

or all those dirty ‘inco’-pads.

And what we need’s a proper bin

to put our non-flushables in.


Disposable gloves would be grand,

if they were also close to hand.

These are some things that I would choose,

if I designed ‘disabled’ loos.




















 


 



























   















































(10.08.2010)




Reproduced by kind permission of Bill Withers.

12.06.2013






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