In Australia, the demand for mental and behavioural healthcare facilities is growing each year.

For design and construction professionals, a detailed understanding of how to design for mental and behavioural healthcare facilities is critical considering the unique needs of this sector. Bathrooms in these facilities demand a considered and thorough approach to design to ensure bathroom features, fixtures and fittings meet the special requirements of users while promoting safety, security and patient recovery.

'Best practice bathroom specification for mental and behavioural healthcare facilities' is an essential guide to the key factors designers and specifiers must consider when designing mental and behavioural healthcare facilities. Harnessing design for healthcare outcomes is discussed, followed by an overview of the relevant standards and guidelines. A broad analysis of the design requirements of mental health facilities is included. We then look at three vital design strategies for creating better bathrooms. Finally, we present several innovative tapware and fixture solutions, that deliver elevated safety and health outcomes for patients in these facilities.

Since 1930, Galvin Engineering has led the local and international markets in high performance, health-oriented water solutions. To this day, the company remains a proud, family-owned and operated business that is committed to improving health and safety outcomes through the design and supply of efficient, specialised tapware, water management systems and fixtures.

Download this whitepaper to see how thoughtful design and innovative tapware solutions can respond to the unique needs of the mental and behavioural healthcare sector.