Healthcare managers are being encouraged to make better use of their resources and space to enhance their provision for patients with special needs.
Disabled people currently represent at least 30% of NHS users and require access to health services more frequently than others.
The Department of Health’s Health Building Note 00-02 Sanitary Spaces recommends provision of assisted WCs with a hoist, to facilitate transfer from wheelchair to toilet.
Best practice also recommends a changing room with a toilet and changing bench for “changing older children and adults with continence problems.”
Clos-o-Mat’s Changing Places and Space to Change wheelchair-accessible toilets offer both facilities in a single room, releasing space and capital for other services whilst meeting the needs of tens of thousands of NHS users.
Under BS 8300:2009, a Changing Places toilet is ‘desirable’ in buildings, especially hospitals.
Changing Places toilets are a minimum 12m2 and incorporate an adult-sized changing bench and hoist alongside toilet facilities.
Space to Change facilities enhance a conventional wheelchair-accessible toilet, requiring a little more space (7.5m2) and further encompassing an adult-sized changing table and hoist.
Building 1, Brooklands Place,
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