Stronger toilet for obese patients
Published 06/01/2010 | 09:53
An extra-strong toilet which can cope with morbidly obese patients weighing up to 70 stones has been introduced at a hospital.
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."