Gainsborough Specialist Bathing, a trusted UK manufacturer of accessible bathing solutions for the care sector, will be unveiling its ultra-cost efficient Coriel bath for high dependency bathers at the HEFMA National Leadership Forum.

10-11 May 2018. De Vere Cotswold Water Park Hotel. Lake 6, Spine Road, South Cerney. Gloucestershire. GL7 5TL

Members of the Health Estates and Facilities Management Association (HEFMA) are responsible for the management of hospital operation, maintenance and support services within NHS Trusts. The association has multiple roles including the representation of FM with the NHS, policy implementation and promoting innovation with healthcare facilities.

As part of its latest national conference, a showcase of healthcare products and services will be displayed including the latest assisted bathing solution from Gainsborough. Part of the Gainsborough Healthcare Group, Gainsborough Specialist Bathing will be launching its latest innovation in acute care – the new Coriel high dependency and bariatric bath. Representing a pioneering choice that synergises lower costs with advanced bather-centric ergonomics, this specialist solution expands Gainsborough’s trusted range so quality care is safeguarded across a wider patient profile.



The Coriel is a substantial solution with a vast capacity ideal for bathers weighing up to 273kg (43 stone) who require recumbent bathing. Through precision engineering and highly durable components its hi-lo functionality allows carers to consistency operate at safe working heights – absolutely essential particularly in bariatric care. This is enhanced by ample hoist access that ensures seamless sling transfers so postural support is uncompromised throughout the bathing cycle. Infection control and hence CQC hygiene targets can be met through unique in-built cleaning technology and multiple sensory options provide greater bather stimulus.

Peter Eckhardt, Gainsborough Healthcare Group CEO comments: “Not only does our new Coriel bath excel within acute and bariatric care, it also pioneers in terms of value and performance. It encompasses our 30 years of renowned specialism so utmost reliability is assured, yet it delivers the lowest price point and running costs for an equivalent product. The Coriel is a streamlined solution that still delivers care and hygiene of the highest order. Add to this our holistic support, NHS Procurement personnel seeking the most cost-effective solution now have a clear choice – the Coriel from Gainsborough Specialist Bathing.”