Rosenberg Hospital, located near Paderborn, is a modern specialist DRV hospital that primarily focuses on gastroenterology, psychosomatic medicine and the treatment of diabetes and obesity. With its interdisciplinary team, it offers holistic health advice and a wide range of therapy options for achieving the individual rehabilitation goals of every single patient. The rooms, which have a total of over 195 beds, serve to house the patients as they undergo clinical treatment.
After determining that some of the older parts of its buildings were in need of renovation, the hospital set the project in motion at the end of 2015. The extensive building works involve renewing the roof seal and the façade, adapting the fire control measures and renovating the rooms. Renovations will also be carried out in 96 patient rooms that no longer meet modern requirements. This work is to be completed by 2018. After more than 30 years of use, the sanitary areas have also reached the end of their technical lifespan. Managers identified the need for action early and commissioned PA-BRA GmbH & Co. KG, HVAC and plumbing experts, with the modernisation of the bathrooms. The focus of clinical treatment in Bad Driburg calls for generous space in the shower area, above all, and barrier-free access points for less mobile patients. The modernisation project also aims to make the 4 to 5m2 bathrooms as easy as possible to clean and maintain, and to focus on achieving long durability.
There are special requirements for the drainage system, not least because of the individual dimensions of the bathrooms. The low installation height of 8cm and different channel lengths posed a challenge to the installers, which they overcame with custom-made products from Richard Brink: the metal products manufacturer produced channels and gratings individually according to the customer’s specifications within an extremely short amount of time. ‘The products, which are specially made for each individual bathroom, can be optimally incorporated in the building work schedule,’ construction foreman Martin Willers from the DRV reports.
Simple and effective
Fifty-nine Elix shower channels and polished gratings from Richard Brink GmbH & Co. KG are being used to modernise the bathrooms. The channels are made of stainless steel and have an inlet width of 70mm. With a three-sided upstand and precisely-fitting dimensions, the channels form a perfect connection in the recess along the entire length of the wall.
Thanks to the height-adjustable feet, uneven points in the unfinished floor can be easily compensated for and the channels slot in exactly. The 1mm thick channels are grouted with epoxy resin to ultimately secure them in place. Custom-made 1.5mm thick stainless steel gratings complete the drainage system. They can be opened and closed easily with just a few hand movements for maintenance and cleaning.
An investment in patient well-being
‘The easy handling of the channels and gratings from Richard Brink will make the deep-cleaning cycle, which runs every three weeks, so much easier,’ Martin Willers asserts. The understated and modern design of the drainage solution is also impressive. It blends in harmoniously with the tiling grid in the bathrooms and underscores the clear design. The custom-made products from Richard Brink help achieve a modern and uniform bathroom renovation. The redesign will meet patient-driven needs and contribute towards a comfortable and barrier-free stay.