Royal Preston Hospital - Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Creating an inclusive and welcoming new children’s washroomfor the paediatrics ward.


To provide inclusive products to ensure accessibility for young patients as part of a beach-themed washroom refurbishment.


Armitage Shanks was chosen to supply this project because of its long and successful track record of working with the Department of Health to develop products for specialist washroom areas. Our solution for Royal Preston Hospital’s paediatric ward washroom refurbishment included the installation of grab rails, back supports and a hoist to help accommodate young patients with physical limitations.

Back-to-wall, supportive toilets were also chosen for the ward, with an anti-microbial glaze to reduce the risk of infection.

The installation of the supportive healthcare solutions has created a space which minimises the chances of patients slipping and falling.  The Armitage Shanks products also ensure the washroom is wheelchair accessible and safe to use for even the most vulnerable patients. The newly refurbished washroom means disabled young patients at Royal Preston can have more independence and increased well being while being cared for.


Paul Collier, Senior Estates Manager at Royal Preston Hospital said: “Armitage Shanks is synonymous with innovation and quality, making it our first-choice supplier for our paediatric washroom refurbishment.  We know the brand well, due to its infection control expertise, inclusive-focused designs and scientific approach so wanted to get them involved in the project from the onset.  We have always been impressed with the high-quality products and contemporary designs of the brand’s healthcare products, and this project was no exception. The products were fitted quickly and with minimal disruption, which was very important to us. With new designs coming through at the moment we are excited to see what else it will have to offer us in the near future.”

Paediatric Washroom

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