The hospital was very apologetic, but given that I pretty much immobile inside the cast, it was judged that it wouldn’t matter for me to share a room with a female patient, especially as she was in a coma.
Then she woke up.
After a few weeks, when they took off a couple of my casts, she began to speak, softly, although took a few more days until I could hear her.
The first question she asked me was who won the Superbowl.
I suspect my total ignorance on that subject is why she requested to move later that day.