New bathing facilities for children's hospice courtesy of Kingkraft

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New bathing facilities for children's hospice courtesy of Kingkraft

Kingkraft has assisted in the refurbishment of an established children's hospice thanks to our 30 years experience.

The Donna Louise Children's Hospice in Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent, was desperate for new bathing equipment and facilities as the original items were very dated and not user-friendly and turned to Kingkraft for help.

With the hospice's refurbishment we was able to provide new solutions and items for the children with life-limiting conditions and their families.

Kingkraft helped create four wash areas complete with variable height basins, specialist wash and dry toilets, a changing table and shower which changes colour with the water temperature.

The new facilities are aimed around the notion of independent living, enabling the hospice's visitors, who are aged up to 19 years old, to feel self-supported and unconstrained.

Dot Gillespie, Director of Care at The Donna Louise Children's Hospice, said: "The children who come to the Donna Louise have complex needs and the equipment used initially was no longer fit for purpose. We wanted products that would last and be fit for the next decade that could be suitable for a wide range of physical and cognitive abilities.

"The new facilities are really good and the products are great. They are a million times better than the last ones. The service and dialogue between Kingkraft and ourselves has been brilliant. They have shown great willingness on the project."

Dale Spademan, Sales and Marketing Manager at Kingkraft, said: "It was interesting for us working with the Donna Louise to meet the needs of different users of different abilities in the four bathrooms. The mix of Kingkraft and Pressalit products has met this need and I am pleased that the Donna Louise now has modern aesthetic bathrooms that will make the users feel at home and will last them well into the next decade."