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
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
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
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.