DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY ROYAL INFIRMARY

Health Board: Dumfries and Galloway NHS Board
Project type: New build
Architect: Ryder Architecture
Products supplied: Clever finger-ejecting guard (Alumini)

DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY ROYAL INFIRMARY

The new Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary opened in late 2017 and is one of the most advanced hospitals in the country, with 344 single-bed rooms.  Our clever finger-ejecting guards were used on automatic doors throughout to comply with BS7036 and on all hinged doors in the paediatric ward to keep little fingers safe.

 

Paediatric unit: Ejecting wandering fingers

Paediatric unit:
Ejecting wandering fingers

With children constantly in the unit – either for treatment or visiting siblings – finger safety was a priority for the designers.  They used our surface-mounted finger-ejecting guard because it’s the only safe and durable option for hinged doors in a busy hospital.  

  • Its patented system ejects wandering fingers and the robust aluminium body fills the gap
  • Using two fabric rollers with clever geometry – rather than just one with fabric tension – it has almost no impact on door opening forces, so young children can still open doors with ease
  • It’s ideal for high-traffic environments because it doesn’t split like plastic guards, which eventually split and reveal the gap
     

Automatic doors:
Providing finger protection without straining the door opener mechanism

Automatic doors with a powered opening device must meet a variety of standards, including EN16005 and BS7036 (Part 4), and finger guards should be fitted.  Our Alumini finger guard was chosen because it’s ideal for automatic doors.

  • It puts no additional strain on the door opening mechanism, because it uses clever geometry – rather than fabric tension – to keep fingers out
  • It’s durable and long-lasting – ideal for busy hospital walkways
  • The aluminium body moves out the way as the door opens, so hospital trollies and beds are less likely to damage it
Automatic doors: Providing finger protection without straining the door opener mechanism
DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY ROYAL INFIRMARY
DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY ROYAL INFIRMARY
DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY ROYAL INFIRMARY
DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY ROYAL INFIRMARY
DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY ROYAL INFIRMARY
DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY ROYAL INFIRMARY
DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY ROYAL INFIRMARY
DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY ROYAL INFIRMARY
DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY ROYAL INFIRMARY
DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY ROYAL INFIRMARY
DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY ROYAL INFIRMARY
DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY ROYAL INFIRMARY
DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY ROYAL INFIRMARY
DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY ROYAL INFIRMARY
DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY ROYAL INFIRMARY
DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY ROYAL INFIRMARY
DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY ROYAL INFIRMARY
DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY ROYAL INFIRMARY
DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY ROYAL INFIRMARY
DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY ROYAL INFIRMARY
DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY ROYAL INFIRMARY
DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY ROYAL INFIRMARY
DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY ROYAL INFIRMARY
DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY ROYAL INFIRMARY
DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY ROYAL INFIRMARY
DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY ROYAL INFIRMARY
DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY ROYAL INFIRMARY
DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY ROYAL INFIRMARY
DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY ROYAL INFIRMARY
DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY ROYAL INFIRMARY
DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY ROYAL INFIRMARY
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