Bathroomware specialist Caroma has collaborated with healthcare architects to design a new line of products specifically made for the independent living and care segments.

Designed in collaboration with international healthcare architects, Silver Thomas Hanley (STH), Caroma’s new Care 600 wall basin sets a new standard in form and function, combining the expertise of the leading design practice with Caroma’s 70-year heritage of technical innovation.

Specifically designed to meet Type B hospital basin requirements for general staff hand washing, Caroma’s Care 600 wall basins are compatible with a range of care and hospital specific tapware while meeting AS1428.1:2009 Amd.1 requirements.

Recommended for installation in hospital and health facilities, and commercial bathrooms where accessibility and management of infection and hygiene are vital design considerations, the new Care 600 wall basin features optimal basin waste and tapware landing projections that reduce the potential spread of aerosols caused by the water stream from the tapware flowing directly into the basin waste.

Key design features of Caroma’s Care 600 wall basins include rimmed edge detail and specially designed internal gradients on all inside surfaces to ensure effective surface run off; deep 140mm bowl depth and integrated anti-splash rim to minimise splashing; fully integrated vitreous china shroud eliminating potential contraband storage; and basin and shroud also fully glazed with smooth, seamless appearance for easier cleaning and increased hygiene control.

Dr Steve Cummings, Research and Development Manager at Caroma explains that the Care 600 wall basin is the result of extensive ongoing research and commitment into providing innovative healthcare solutions with the highest possible standard in function, efficiency, hygiene and safety. He also acknowledged the contribution of the Silver Thomas Hanley team for their design and operational expertise as well as deep understanding of the needs of both washroom users and healthcare professionals.

Alexandra Little, Head of Interiors at Silver Thomas Hanley added that they helped Caroma create a basin that ensures long term ease of maintenance, while meeting the aesthetic and functional needs of their clients.

The Care 600 hospital basins are complemented by Caroma’s extensive range of care and compliant bathroomware products including toilet suites, tapware, grab rails, backrests, armrests and various bathroom accessories.