Last, but not least, Colchester Hospital installed a Changing Places located in the Gainsborough Wing. Placed in prime position to help and support those in the local area and visitors of the hospital, it is open 24/7 and includes an OT200 Ceiling Hoist mounted on a room covering XY system, Height Adjustable Nursing Bench 3000 and Height Adjustable Washbasin.
All of this equipment is designed to enable disabled people to use the toilet with as much ease and dignity as able-bodied people; to offer a clean and safe space for them, their families and carers.
Lynda Kitching, matron for main outpatients, said: “We are really pleased that we’ve been able to open the hospital’s first Changing Places toilet in Gainsborough Wing. They are vitally important to thousands of people across the UK who are unable to use a standard accessible toilet, and provide much more space for individuals and their carers, as well as equipment to help them use the facilities safely, comfortably and with dignity.”