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Healthcare and Hospital Washrooms

Healthcare and Hospital Washrooms

Hospital Washrooms

The healthcare sector is one of the most challenging environments facing the specifying professional. Issues of hygiene and flexibility are as important as product quality and durability. Stevens Washrooms offer a wide range of healthcare products, that have been specifically designed following extensive research into the needs of healthcare managers and specifying professionals.

This is a product range that combines innovation with practical attention to detail giving specifiers the total plumbing solution across all sectors of the healthcare market. Twyford and Ideal Standard lead the market with products that enable healthcare managers to provide a safer environment for staff, patients and the general public.

Achieving above the National Standards

The Healthcare environment is, rightly, a highly regulated one. Twyford and Ideal Standard have responded to this challenge by investing heavily in a programme of continuous product development and innovation. This programme means that Twyford’s and Ideal Standard healthcare products meet and in many cases exceed the national standards covering healthcare institutions.

From compliance with Health Technical Memorandum 64, which provides guidance on the design, application and specification of sanitary assemblies in health buildings to TMV3 and the new Water Regulations, specifying professionals can be sure that Twyford’s or Ideal Standard healthcare product range exceeds national stand Government initiatives, new NHS regulations and increased public awareness of issues such as MRSA & Pseudomonas have increased the demand for fully compliant, tested and proven solutions. To enable you to specify with confidence our technical guide Healthcare has been updated to include all the recent revisions to the Health Technical Memorandum for sanitary assemblies.

These include:

  • Mixer taps with horizontal spouts and integral thermostatic valves
  • Concealed back outlet basins for clinical areas
  • The use of Rimless only WCs

As you would expect, Stevens Washrooms continually develop products to meet and exceed the requirement of current NHS Estates guidelines and together are the only leading suppliers who can offer a fully integrated solution to meet the new standard. As well as HTM 64 it is important that any units supplied also comply with other relevant standards and guidance:

  • HTM 64 Sanitary Assemblies
  • HTM 2027 Hot and cold water supply, storage and mains services
  • HTM 68 Duct and Panel assemblies
  • HFN 30 Infection control in the build environment

Components should be easy to clean. There should be no inaccessible recesses, rough surfaces or connections, projections, sharp edges, unnecessary joints or exposed threads etc. which may retain dirt, snag cleaners’ hands or equipment, or be difficult to reach. Hospital cleaning policies should ensure that care is exercised in cleaning sanitary assemblies, particularly those that are new. The manufacturer’s instructions should be referred to (see also the NHS Healthcare Cleaning Manual, Department of Health, 2004).

To avoid damaging surfaces, only approved cleaning cloths, neutral detergent solutions and cream cleansers should be used. Materials such as scouring powders and abrasive pastes and pads can cause irreparable damage and should be avoided. Abrasive scouring powders can cause considerable damage by removing glaze, and should be avoided. A descaling fluid should be used to remove lime deposits in WCs and other appliances.

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Please contact us for more information or to arrange a site visit to discuss your new or replacement washroom.

Following our visit, we will provide you with a fast, no obligation quote. On receipt of your order work on your washroom can generally commence within 6 – 8 weeks. Alternatively, providing a sufficient lead time is allowed we will endeavour to fit in with your time schedule. All prices quoted will be valid for a period of 3 months.