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EASY-ACCESS DISABLED SHOWERS FOR HOSPITALS.

Disabled bathrooms with easy-access disabled showers assist aged-care and healthcare residents increase their independence. For these facilities, mobility bathrooms improve resident safety, reduce risk of slips and falls, and improve the level of care. Here’s how we improve facility bathrooms.

Coverite undertake works for a large number of private hospitals across NSW and VIC. Hospitals such as Healthscope’s Sydney Southwest Private, Healthecare’s Mayo Private Hospital and Ramsay Health’s Port Macquarie Private Hospital have all engaged Coverite for refurbishment of their hospital bathrooms.


Sydney Southwest Private Hospital, located in Greater Western Sydney, is part of the Healthscope group. The hospital has 87 patient beds and provides a large range of medical and acute services.


In late 2015, Michelle Stares (General Manager), engaged Coverite to fully refurbish 45 of the hospitals bathrooms in their Birthing Suite, Maternity and Medical Ward on Level 2.

The current bathrooms had a lot of issues including:

  • Wall tiles falling off
  • Rusted door jambs
  • Falls to waste issues
  • Cleaning and maintenance issues

Coverite and Sydney Southwest representatives developed a solution that was spacious and hygienic: a fully mobility compliant bathroom. The bathrooms are full vinyl, with floor to ceiling wall vinyl and a bare foot anti-slip on the floor.


Coverite begun works, handing over 3 fully refurbished mobility compliant bathrooms every 3 weeks.


HOW TO RENOVATE A MOBILITY BATHROOM AT A HEALTHCARE FACILITY

The steps taken for each bathroom in the 3-week period are as shown.

  • Strip out and removal of all fixtures and fittings – including wall sheetingInstallation of wall re-enforcement behind new sink and grab rails
  • Re-sheeting of wallsPrep and paint ceiling, door and door jam
  • Priming and prepping of subfloor and reshaping of falls to waste where required
  • Installation of waterproof membrane to floor and disabled shower area
  • Installation of floor and wall vinylSupply & installation of a disabled shower kit and grab rails
  • Supply & installation of mirror
  • Supply & installation of hand basin, taps and toilet
  • Supply & installation of 2 LED ceiling lights
  • Final clean of bathroom and adjoining bedroom
  • Handover ready for immediate occupation


Why choose Coverite to improve your bathroom renovations?

  • We’re committed to planning, designing and refurbishing facilities that enhance every aspect of living for aged care residents.
  • Coverite has been doing this for more than 45 years.
  • We deliver your project on-time and within budget.
  • You remain operational while we plan, design and construct your spaces (there’s little disruption to your workflow).
  • Our approach is innovative from concept to completion.
  • We never compromise on quality.
  • We always honour building codes and government regulations.

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