Hospital Toilets see a tremendous amount of footfall and need to cater to an incredibly wide range of users. This makes accessibility, user safety and hygiene some of the biggest priorities in new build and refurbishment projects.
Here at Lan Services, we specialise in the design, project management and complete refurbishment of Hospital washrooms and we can provide extensive knowledge and information on some of the critical items required in a hospital.
Expectations have never been higher in the healthcare sector, particularly after the COVID-19 pandemic, for hospital toilets to meet a certain standards.
We work with some of the best names in the industry to supply products that are built to meet specific rules and regulations set out for the healthcare sector. We pride ourselves on being able to create functional, reliable and easily maintained washrooms that cater to the individual requirements of each hospital.
Our Hospital Toilet Refurbishment Process
2 – Site visit and survey
We come to visit your site to understand the extent of the work
3 – Quote and Design Specification
We provide you with a quote and start drawing up designs
4 – Installation
We provide a full supply and fit service to complete the hospital toilet refurbishment
When it comes to choosing the correct sanitaryware, fixtures and fittings for use in hospitals it can literally be a life or death decision. Lan Services specialises in the design, project management, and complete refurbishment of bathrooms, washrooms, and toilet areas for hospitals, nursing homes, doctors surgeries, hospices and clinics.
We work with some of the best names in the industry to supply products specifically for hospital use in line with the requirements of the Health Technical Memoranda (HTM) and Health Building Notes (HBN).
We work closely with Altro, the leading manufacturer of high quality anti-slip vinyl safety flooring and Whiterock wall cladding. Grout free and seam free, their products are easy to clean and offer no sanctuary for dirt and bacteria to hide. Our team of highly experienced installers help us to deliver a supply and fit, turn-key service to all Altro projects.
Hand washing is such a vital element of infection control in hospitals and high water temperatures are essential to preventing the spread of water-borne pathogens such as legionella. With water temperatures in hospitals kept high, it is essential that vulnerable patients are protected from the dangers of scalding.
We supply an extensive range of TMV’s and thermostatic taps from leading manufacturers such as Armitage Shanks, Rada and Delabie that ensure that water temperatures are safe and remain constant, without the user having to make any temperature adjustments while they wash their hands.
Thought also needs to be given to accessibility. In most cases, you’ll find yourself creating disabled, or ambulant disabled access washrooms. Our Doc-M toilets and showers come as a compliant pre-boxed pack with all the appropriate fitting such as; grab rails, raised height toilet pans, shower seats, thermostatic mixing valves and shower heads.
Hospital Toilet FAQs
How to improve hand washing in hospitals
Key elements of a successful hand hygiene compliance strategy are:
- Increase the availability of hand hygiene products
- Train your staff on proper hand washing techniques
- Monitor your staff’s compliance and provide performance feedback
- Put up and distribute hand washing reminders throughout the hospital
- Create an organisational culture that prioritises good hand washing practices
What size is a disabled toilet
Document M of the UK building regulations states that access to and use of buildings other than dwellings should allow wheelchair users to be able to comfortably approach, transfer to and use the sanitary facilities provided within a building. This requires the provision of a wheelchair-accessible unisex toilet.
The recommended dimensions of a disabled toilet room are at least 2200mm Deep x 1500mm Wide.
What is the height of a disabled toilet
Toilets need to be DDA compliant in order to meet accessibility guidelines. This means that the toilet itself needs to be a specific height in order to be suitable for use by those that are in a wheelchair or have poor mobility.
Accessible toilets can meet compliance when they have a height between 440 to 500mm. More commonly, they will have a height of 450mm, which is based off on the height of the average adult user.
The toilet also needs to have added projection, this is so that wheelchair users have a larger surface area to make transferring easier.
What is a disabled toilet alarm system
Disabled toilet alarm systems are used by disabled persons to call for help in an emergency. The person using the toilet facilities simply has to pull a cord and assistance will be provided quickly from staff on-site.
What is an accessible toilet
Accessible toilets are those which have been specifically designed to better accommodate people with physical disabilities or people with reduced mobility.
Measures that can be taken to add accessibility to a toilet include providing more space, adding grab bars to ease transfer to and from the toilet seat, and providing extra room for a carer if necessary.