Eastgate has installed stoma-friendly toilets at the Shopping Centre in Inverness.
In line with guidelines by Colostomy UK, FIREM has upgraded its facilities to ensure accessible toilets at the shopping centres are equipped for those with colostomy bags. This includes providing hooks, shelf space, a mirror and a disposable bin in every accessible cubicle across the centres.
Visiting shopping centres can be a source of anxiety for those with a stoma as toilets may not be adequately designed for them to be able to safely change their stoma bags. In some cases, people have had to change their bags on the floor of public toilets, highlighting the issues surrounding ill-equipped public facilities.
Stoma friendly toilets at Eastgate are located at Falcon Gallery inside both male and female Baby Changing Rooms.