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Stronger toilet for obese patients

Published 06/01/2010 | 09:53

A toilet which can cope with morbidly obese patients has been introduced at a hospital
A toilet which can cope with morbidly obese patients has been introduced at a hospital
A toilet which can cope with morbidly obese patients has been introduced at a hospital

An extra-strong toilet which can cope with morbidly obese patients weighing up to 70 stones has been introduced at a hospital.

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The reinforced steel toilet is reportedly still in the prototype stage with manufacturer Armitage Shanks and has now been installed on a new 23-bay ward at Lincoln County Hospital.

Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust said it had bought an extra-wide bed for the £2.8 million ward. The bed can also cope with a patient weighing 70 stones and comes complete with hoists and pulleys.

Sylvia Knight, chief nurse at Lincoln County Hospital, said: "The design of the new Navenby Ward provides top-class accommodation for our patients and will enable our staff to provide the highest quality of care."

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