The Tenerife Council has arranged, through the Mobility area and with the advice of Sinpromi, a toilet adapted to ostomized people at the Santa Cruz Interchange. In this way, the Island Corporation continues its work to make public buildings more accessible and comfortable for all groups. The first vice-president and counselor, Enrique Arriaga, points out: «It is the second installation of these characteristics that is put into operation in the stations and interchanges of the public transport of the Island; In the coming months, toilets will also be adapted in those of Granadilla and Buenavista ».
For his part, the insular director of Mobility, José Alberto León, affirms that with this measure intends that «people with ostomies, users or not of public transport, know that they count in the interchanges and in the stations with services adapted to their needs to enjoy a better quality of life ”.
The adaptation of the toilet of the Santa Cruz Interchange, key to mobility in Tenerife and through which around 14,000 people pass daily, will allow this group to empty their bags in a comfortable, intimate and hygienic way. This adapted toilet has a special sink with a removable tap, a flush button, an OSMO adapted bathroom sign, a soap dispenser, another toilet paper, an adapted bathroom label, a mirror attached to the wall, a hanging hanger and a toilet container.
In Spain there are about 100,000 ostomized people, a term that most of society is unaware of. It means that they have had to undergo an operation to create a hole in the abdomen through which to pass urine or feces, which must be collected in a bag adapted to the body.