Ropox, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of accessible bathrooms and kitchens in both domestic and care environments, has recently completed the installation of its first QuickWash basin.
The unique design, developed by the Ropox R&D team, enables the basin to not only be height adjustable but also come forward from the wall meaning the user does not have to bend or reach from their wheelchair which can cause a negative effect on their posture.
The first installation was completed in the home of Mr Mann in South Wales who has been determined to live as independently as possible without having to rely on care staff to help him with his daily tasks.
The QuickWash requires no electrics making it easy to install and when in the initial up position the 500mm wide basin’s projection off the wall is 530mm and 630mm when lowered. For wheelchair users such as Mr Mann, the basin can be lowered from its fixed point by 140mm and out from the wall by 100mm making it the ideal solution as they require additional leg room and have difficulty reaching a standard wall mounted basin.
The intuitive design means that the lowering and raising motion requires very little effort as it is almost weightless while the range of height adjustment available ensures the basin can be used by all the family and at under £1,000 fully installed offers excellent value for money.
Mr Mann’s Occupational Therapist said: “Mr Mann is delighted with his new basin as he can now access the taps and water easily once the basin is in position and the water now remains in the sink when washing or shaving as opposed to splashing out meaning his clothes are still dry when he has finished. The basin has been truly life changing for Mr Mann and I am so grateful to Ropox for coming up with this latest product.”