Pressalit Care has added to its Matrix range of adaptable equipment with a new height-adjustable wash basin with enhanced features that assist hygiene control.
The Matrix M incorporates Pressalit’s newly developed integrated power buttons for raising and lowering the basin. To aid all important hygiene control has incorporated all plumbing into a discreet, concealed unit. The Matrix M also features Pressalit Care’s grab handles at the front of the basin.
Andrew Lowndes, UK sales manager for Pressalit Care, said that as well as features from the company’s existing Matrix range, Pressalit has introduced new “stand-out elements” into the Matrix M.
He said: “Where a bathroom is to be used by multiple or single users the Matrix M will be a valuable element in providing flexible facilities, maintaining self-esteem and a sense of equality with others. “The new concealed plumbing not only adds to the aesthetics of the design, but also aids hygiene control, as the pipework elements are not exposed to collect dust, dirt or bacteria.
“The new integrated operating panel on the front of the basin is simple and intuitive – with the red buttons on white easy to see and use, allowing most users to be able to adjust the height themselves.”
The wide, white Matrix M basin has profiled raised edges to prevent spillages over the side. The flat surface around the bowl aids leaning and support, or the storage of personal toiletries. All surfaces incline towards to the plug to ensure efficient drainage.
The inward curve of the basin’s front edge allows the user to lean into the tap and reach it easily,
while the shallow bowl gives enough space for wheelchair maneuverability.
The Matrix M basin has a rise and fall of 200mm. The slim lifter unit allows wheelchairs to manoeuvre close to the wall. Securing the unit above the skirting provides much better access for wheelchair footplates and allows for slip-resistant flooring material to curve up the wall.
To help integrate into different bathroom designs and to fit with individual needs, a manual operating version with crank handle is available, together with or without integrated overflow.
Lowndes continued: “When creating a bathroom in a care home, hospital or school, or indeed a private home, the bathroom needs to provide facilities that are accessible to all users, a height adjustable basin is a must have. The flexibility that height adjustable elements bring to a bathroom play a major part in creating a usable space for everyone.
“Our new Matrix M basin is easy to use, designed with hygiene in mind, and will certainly be a valuable asset to an accessible bathroom or Changing Places facility, where it’s important that users with mobility problems are able to participate on equal terms with others.”