Clos-o-Mat Finchley hospital

Healthcare sector encourages to enhance special needs provision

  • 5 May 2016

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.

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