Almost 25% of the UK population can go to the toilet in greater comfort and with improved peace of mind, thanks to Closomat.
Currently, 3% of women and 1+% of men are morbidly obese: statistics that are predicted to double by 2030. NHS figures reveal 61% of British adults are overweight, and some 25% are obese – double the number of less than a decade ago.
Closomat has responded to the massive increase in the prevalence of obesity by making its Palma Vita wash and dry (automatic) toilet even stronger – to the extent it can now take up to 362kg/57 stone – more than twice the weight of comparable units!
The standard Palma was already proven in tests to accommodate up to 30stone- 25% more than even the strengthened version of alternative units: "the floor gave way before the Palma Vita did!" observes Robin Tuffley, Closomat marketing manager. "Our new bariatric Palma Vita* means even the morbidly obese can retain independence and dignity when going to the toilet, instead of having to depend on carers to wipe them clean in the areas they physically cannot reach.
"In addition to all the recognised health issues of being overweight, the excess body mass affects the person's ability to physically sit on the toilet, and then to effectively wipe themselves clean. We go to the toilet on average 8 times a day, so the issue is bigger than you think!"
* bariatric Palma Vita = Closomat Palma Vita with Big John seat