The popular Standard model of the modular WashPod temporary accessible wetroom range will be on public display on the Dignity Access stand (E30) for the first time at this year’s OT Show (NEC, Birmingham, 22/23 November, 2023). The Standard-sized model is one of an increasing range of WashPods – available in both internal and external form. Many customers such as local authorities, case managers and solicitors, have found the Standard to be a good solution as it is fully compliant, has sufficient room for a carer and wheelchair, takes a hoist and still fits into a medium room or double garage. For local authorities, they are attractive as they can be re-used for multiple service users by taking advantage of our unique DFG Turnaround Service.

The WashPod range offers modular versatility to rapidly provide dignified bathing solutions when accessibility becomes an urgent need. The units can be hired or bought giving a flexibility that makes them perfect for short to interim periods where rehabilitation is needed or to keep clients at home during a lengthy litigation process or for end-of-life care.

WashPods combine modularity with expertise in accessible design to produce an aesthetically pleasing but robust, high-quality versatile wetroom that can be carried in sections through the house to inaccessible locations. They can be erected quickly in just a day or two, either internally or externally. They are plug ‘n play, requiring no extensive structural or plumbing adaptations and can be removed as easily leaving the property in its original condition. No wonder OTs love the WashPod and even landlords are happy.

For Local Authorities, the Dignity Access DFG Turnaround Service requires a single capital outlay for the pod, followed by a fixed management fee that oversees the entire logistical process, including refurbishment and storage, so that the pods can be used multiple times saving valuable DFG funds. Our lead times are just 2 – 6 weeks which avoids the lengthy planning and construction process which can make a real difference especially for hospital discharge and end-of-life care.

Installing a WashPod unit has many benefits:

  • Cost-effective alternative to care home or continued stay in hospital
  • Minimum disruption – therefore less stress
  • No need to wait or pay for house adaptions or relocation
  • Designed by care professionals
  • ‘Plug and Play’ for quick installation – water supplies and drainage do not need to be in the same room
  • Our professional teams make sure they leave the house as they found it after the WashPod has been removed
  • High quality products used to avoid breakdowns
  • High functionality specification
  • 100% waterproof
  • Low threshold entrance
  • Nationwide service