Hospital sinks for healthcare environments
Our surgical sinks offer the very best levels of hygiene necessary for use in healthcare environments, ensuring a clean and safe environment for healthcare professionals and patients alike by minimising the chance of infection.
Hospital sinks are designed with cleaning in mind, that’s why our range of surgical sinks are made from durable stainless steel which is easy to wipe clean and maintain. We also sell medical sinks made of ceramic which conform to HTM64 and HTM04-01 regulations and medical taps (such as elbow taps and sensor-operated taps) which comply with the necessary regulations.
You might also be interested in other products in our sanitary ware range, including cleaner's sinks; perfect for schools and offices, and wall hung basins.
If you are looking for a product which you can’t see on our website, or you have any questions about our hospital sinks, please give us an email or a call and we’ll see if we can help you find what you need.
Hospital sinks FAQs
What are hospital sinks?
Hospital sinks (also known as surgical sinks, medical sinks or scrub sinks) are types of sinks used in healthcare settings and operating rooms. A scrub sink is required to ensure that staff members in hospitals and other healthcare settings maintain good hygiene and prevent the spread of bacteria.
Surgical scrub sinks must be compliant with all the relevant health and safety regulations.
How to clean a hospital sink
Hospitals sinks must be thoroughly cleaned on a regular basis to ensure that they keep people on site safe from exposure to bacteria and infection. Before you start cleaning a scrub sink, you should inspect the area and remove any rubbish. You will need gloves, a cleaning agent, cloths, paper towels and a tap filter. It’s also a good idea to place a sign warning people that the area may be a slip hazard.
Hospital sinks can be cleaned in the following way:
Wash your hands and put on gloves.
Make up your cleaning agent.
Dry the basin with paper towels before applying the cleaning agent (this ensures that there isn't any water present to dilute the cleaning chemicals.
Using a tap filter, absorb contaminants from the tap’s spout by allowing water to pass through.
Wipe the area with a cloth containing the cleaning agent.
Do medical sinks require plugs?
No, medical sinks do not require plugs as it’s recommended that washing should be performed under running water.
What are the features of a scrub sink?
A scrub sink will usually have the following features:
Wall mounted taps - tap holes aren’t usually featured on a surgical sink unless it’s not practical to conceal pipework. Bib taps or wall-mounted taps keep the area clear.
Be made of stainless steel - this material is robust, resistant to corrosion and can easily be cleaned.
Thermostatic mixing valves which control the temperature of the water and prevent injuries.
What is a slop hopper?
A slop hopper (also referred to as a sluice sink) is a type of waste disposal unit which is designed for use in the healthcare sector (such as hospitals, GP surgeries and clinics). A slop hopper allows those working in healthcare to safely dispose of clinical waste, such as bodily fluids. Slop hoppers can also be used to fill and empty buckets which is ideal for cleaners in a medical setting.