Australia’s growing and ageing population is putting pressure on healthcare and aged-care operators. There is mounting pressure on designers and specifiers to create healthcare environments that can support high traffic volumes and cater to the needs of users who represent a wide range of ages, health conditions and physical ability levels. Designers, architects and specifiers must effectively balance aesthetics, safety, comfort and hygiene for all users, especially when designing essential spaces like the bathroom.

'Building better bathrooms with customisation and care' looks at the unique demands presented by designing bathrooms for contemporary healthcare environments and how careful specification and the use of customisable fixtures can address these demands. Recent population trends impacting healthcare and aged-care facilities are discussed. This is followed by a summary of the guiding principles for designing modern bathrooms in such facilities. We then examine the key considerations for bathroom design, namely: flexibility and adaptability; low maintenance and cleaning; and balancing aesthetics with utility. Finally, we present a range of customisable bathroom solutions that deliver elevated levels of comfort, health and safety for all users.

HLS Healthcare is one of Australia’s leading suppliers of high quality equipment and furniture solutions for the healthcare sector. This Melbourne-based company sources and offers a comprehensive range of high performance, stringently-tested healthcare products and accessories that meet the needs of all users, including the elderly and people with disabilities.

Download this whitepaper and see how careful bathroom specification and customisable fixtures can address the unique demands of today’s healthcare and aged-care facilities.