Used to keep patients happy while queuing up for a room. Place lots outside popular rooms such as GP's Office and some in other parts of the hospital.
Plants help keep waiting patients happy (also keep them from vomiting) in the corridor, but require watering by a handyman. Also keeps staff more content when placed in a room. Place the plants close to the door so that handymen will have to walk less.
Keeps the hospital warm, which helps keep patients and staff happy. You can fine-tune the corridor coverage in the hospital management screen where you can also look for hot or cold spots. This is irrelevant for rooms; each radiator provides a set amount of heating (up to 78%) depending on the room size.
Place around your hospital so people don't get thirsty, and get some money in the meantime.
Of trivial note, the vending machine has a product-placed KitKat logo despite selling drinks instead of confectionery.
Note: patients have the annoying habit to get there to get a drink, then sit down on a nearby bench. While you can use this to direct patient flow somewhat, it's still an annoying habit. It's most useful for Operating Theatre for a combo: OT queue-Drink-Toilet-OT queue
Supposed to reduce the chances of your machine breaking down or blowing up. It's somewhat random, but sometimes an item reach beyond their durability after an earthquake for examples, still doesnt explode. Like two similar slack tongue machine, similar durable, similar extinguisher in a corner, but after an earthquake one explode and other doesnt. Staff seems happier with one in the room.
One of these is required for each receptionist.
Helps keep your hospital free from litter. Since these can only be placed within rooms, place them next to chairs the patients sit in, behind the screens or next to the door so that the patients will use it.