Port Hedland pool provides better accessibility

10 August 2018

Royal Life Saving Society WA's Pilbara Aquatic Development Officer, Jacqui Forbes, was at the opening of the Pilbara's first Changing Places Facility at the South Hedland Aquatic Centre yesterday.

There are now 19 Changing Places across WA, which provide more accessible toileting facilities for people with a disability. They offer an adult sized change table, hoist, accessible toilet and shower, while also providing more space for users and their carers.

Royal Life Saving WA is committed to seeing swimming made accessible to all West Australians, including those who have may otherwise have missed out due to their disability, and congratulates the Town of Port Hedland for making this facility available.

At the opening Town of Port Hedland Mayor Camilo Blanco said the opening of the facility is an important step towards a more inclusive community.

“It means people of all abilities can visit the Aquatic Centre with the peace of mind that their basic needs can be met in a comfortable, clean and dignified setting. This service incorporates state of the art accessibility technology, empowering people with a disability and their carers to enjoy the freedoms many of us take for granted."

For more information on Royal Life Saving WA's work in making swimming education available to West Australians with special needs click the link below.

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