Where can I find Changing Places bathrooms
There are currently six Changing Places bathrooms in New Zealand, with more on the way.
Changing Places bathrooms currently open:
- Westfield Mall Newmarket, Auckland (external link)
- Takapuna, Auckland (external link)
- Hamilton Gardens (external link)
- Rotokauri Transport Hub, North Hamilton (external link)
- Mount Maunganui, Tauranga (external link)
- Cornwall Park, Hastings (external link)
Changing Places bathrooms in development (with more to be announced soon!):
What are Changing Places bathrooms?
Changing Places bathrooms, provide an option for people who cannot use a standard accessible bathroom. Features include:
- adequate space to move around, for a person in a wheelchair and two caregivers
- a secure access system for registered users only, to ensure the room is only being used for its intended purpose
- a height-adjustable, adult-sized changing table, hand basin and toilet with privacy screen or curtain
- a ceiling track or mobile hoist
- wall-mounted handrails
- space on both sides of the toilet, so two caregivers can assist the toilet user
- a shower on a flexible hose over the changing bench/shower plinth
- a non-slip floor and well-designed wet area
- a large waste disposal bin and sharps disposal container.
How can I access a Changing Places bathroom?
Access to Changing Places facilities is restricted to only those that need them.
- To help protect the room and specialised equipment from malicious damage
- To ensure the safety and wellbeing of people who don’t know how to use the specialised equipment
- To maximise the cleanliness and availability of the room for those who need it, when they need it
What does the venue say?
Go to a bathroom where complex or multiple disabilities can get changed in a safe and clean environment.
- Paid attraction
- Changing Places bathroom
- Accessible walkways
- Accessible toilets
- Mobility parking
- Wheelchair access
- Non slip flooring
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