Medical Basins

Healthcare is a highly regulated sector that has an obvious need to ensure tight infection control processes. We stock a wide selection of medical sinks and basins designed for use in hospitals, dental and doctor surgeries, operating theatres and all other clinical and healthcare settings where good hygiene is of utmost importance.

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Medical sinks for use in all hospital and clinical settings

Medical sinks used in hospitals and healthcare environments must comply with strict regulations and testing so as to reduce the spread of infection and maintain good hygiene in their facilities. Choose from our range of high-quality washbasins manufactured from stainless steel or ceramic that have passed the strict HTM64 and HTM04-01 regulations that govern their manufacture and installation. Be assured that our medical basins adhere to infection control measures and are created with durability and easy-to-use design in mind.

Our selection of hospital basins are suitable for other healthcare environments such as dentist and doctors surgeries as well as medical clinics and schools. They comply with the applicable regulations, including HTM 04-01 (Safe water in healthcare premises) and HTM 64 (Health Technical Memorandum 64 - guidelines specifically for the health care sector when refurbishing facilities). Some sinks have a horizontal rear outlet and others have a vertical waste outlet.

Medical basins are usually mounted to a wall or IPS duct panels with the waste and water feed pipework connected from behind. These medical sinks should be installed with a regulated medical tap to ensure compliance with the UK healthcare regulations. The Commercial Washrooms specification team will be happy to advise on the most appropriate tap and IPS panel set to suit the needs of your washroom refurbishment project. Feel free to contact the team for independent specialist advice.

We work closely with the UK's leading commercial sanitaryware manufacturers to bring you the largest selection of medical basins available online. Our sanitaryware suppliers include high-quality brands Armitage Shanks, Twyford and RAK Ceramics. All of our medical sink prices are displayed online and available for rapid delivery throughout the UK.

Many common questions and general advice on Commercial Sinks can be found by reading our blogs on washroom sinks and HTM64. However, please feel free to get in touch with us today if you are interested in learning more about any of our other washroom products.

Our team can offer specialist advice on the right medical sinks to use in your healthcare environment.

Medical sinks FAQs

How to clean a hospital sink

It’s important to ensure that your medical basins are cleaned regularly to maintain good hygiene in your facilities and to keep your staff, patients and visitors safe from catching infections and diseases. Here’s a quick step by step guide on how to clean a hospital sink:

  1. Gather all of the cleaning equipment you need (this will include cloths, buckets, gloves, an apron, a non-abrasive pad, cleaning agent, paper towels and warning signs to place in the area in case there are any water spillages posing a slip hazard.

  2. Wash your hands before you put on your gloves.

  3. Make up your cleaning agent. 

  4. Put up your warning signs so others are aware that the area could be wet and slippery.

  5. Perform a visual inspection of the environment, looking for misplaced equipment, any scale on the taps and blockages which will need removing. You should also remove any rubbish from the area and give any personal items left by the medical basins to nursing staff.

  6. Dry the area with paper towels before applying chemicals to prevent diluting the cleaning chemicals. 

  7. Wipe the tap with a cloth and use a tap filter to absorb any contaminants from the spout as water passes through.

  8. Clean the basin with a new cloth 

Note: you should change your gloves if they come into contact with any contamination.

Why are medical wash basins important?

Medical wash basins are specially designed for healthcare settings and should conform to HTM64 and HTM04-01 regulations as this ensures that they will be safe for use and effective in preventing the spread of infections. Medical basins are therefore important for ensuring maximum hygiene in clinical and healthcare settings such as hospitals and surgeries.

What are medical wash basins made from?

The medical wash basins we have for sale here at Commercial Washrooms are made from either stainless steel or ceramic and conform to HTM64 and HTM04-01 regulations. Both of which are easy to clean which is extremely important when it comes to health and safety regulations.