Following a rigorous 18-month process, we developed the en-suite door alongside you, involving
feedback from 120 individuals across 20 NHS and private care providers
Eliminating the ligature risk, our en-suite door was deemed "life-saving" by DIMH judges,
winning Product Innovation of the Year.
Over the course of two years, we listened, designed, tested and created our award-winning en-suite door alongside you – involving over 120 individuals across 20 NHS and private care providers.
And the result is our retrofittable en-suite door, designed to overcome the day-to-day challenges you face and make your wards safer.
Seamlessly balancing safety, recovery, practicality, and cost, it has been commended as “lifesaving” by DIMH judges, winning Product Innovation of the Year 2017. Plus, it’s cost-effective, meaning you can solve one of the largest remaining safety risks and still meet your budget.
Enhancing service user recovery
You told us you wanted an en-suite door that would aid the recovery process.
So we designed dour door with lightweight, flexible leaves that can be printed with images and patterns, brightening up bedrooms and enabling designers to create modern, recovery focused environments with vibrant, uplifting designs.
Plus, the doors can be supplied separately so that service users can choose from 3-4 spare designs held on each ward, enabling them to personalise their bedroom – a key point raised at DIMHN 2017.
And because you voiced concern about your own safety, we designed the leaves to be lightweight and flexible, removing the risk of weaponisation and minimising danger to you.
Seamlessly balancing safety and practicality
Thanks to magnetic load release pivots, ligature risks in unsupervised areas are solved.
And because you told us that whilst safety was a priority, you also needed an en-suite door that was practical, we designed the magnets to sit at the top and bottom of the leaves, so that the door is held at pivot points – providing a superior hold and reducing unwanted detachment.
Plus, the en-suite door is water and tear resistant, increasing durability and ensuring the door won't be easily damaged on a day-to-day basis.
Providing cost-savings, 30-minute installation
With cost-savings of up to £2,000 in comparison to alternative options such as full doors with door-top alarms, lower buying costs and lead times of 3-5 days in comparison to 6-8 weeks for a full door, it is a far easier and quicker alternative.
And as the anti-ligature magnetic pivots attach to the existing door frame in just 60 minutes, installation and decant cost are also significantly lower meaning it can satisfy a range of budget requirements.
Making your job easier, enabling staff observation
You told us that existing solutions such as full doors with door top alarms often make your jobs harder as they offer limited observation and can result in staff complacency, so we worked hard to ensure our solution combatted these issues. Providing a partial visual screen, our door enables you to observe service-users head and feet, without encroaching their privacy or dignity.
Plus, the staff only reattachment option can alert you of when a door has been detached, informing clinical risk assessment and discouraging service users from attempting to tamper with the door.
TRIAL OUR EN-SUITE DOOR
Our en-suite is now ready for production, and currently being trialed across a range of trusts including NHS Tayside, Oxfordshire, The Priory and 2gether NHS Trust. Call us now on 0330 050 0988 to find out more, or fill in the form to request a trial.
"The anti-ligature en-suite door that has been developed by Safehinge Primera appears to offer exciting opportunities to improve safety and enhance the inpatient environment. When meeting one of the design team it seemed clear that they are very well tuned through research to the needs of patients and service providers, and that their design and testing has considered all aspects of safe care and support and management of risks to aid recovery".
Head of Adult Mental Health Crisis Services & Lead nurse for Adult Mental Health
Western Health & Social Care Trust
“We’ve been impressed by how thorough the product development process has been, from the initial prototypes through to the final concept prototype.”
You explained the challenges of existing en-suite doors. We listened, and over the course of two years followed a rigorous design process for our en-suite door.
Involving more than 120 individuals across 20 NHS and private care providers, we utilised our Voice of Customer (VOC) approach at each stage of the design process.
By designing, creating, prototyping and testing the en-suite door alongside you, this ensured the final product overcame limitations of existing en-suite doors and considered the day-to-day challenges you face in Mental Healthcare.
By thoroughly researching and rigorously testing the door, this helped to guarantee it's robustness, avoiding the likelihood of it failing in a live ward environment.
Explore our complete range of safe and robust doorsets for Mental Health. Engineered by experts, designed for recovery.
Our Symphony doorsets BIM models demonstrate exactly how our doors all come together. And our built-in specification checker will let you know when you've tried to combine components that don't work together.
Enables a doorset to be installed in 2-hours – reducing costs and minimising disruption to service user recovery.
Our Symphony en-suite door won Product Innovation of the Year at the Design in Mental Health Awards 2017. Impressed judges praised our “revolutionary lifesaving solution”, which has no known ligature points and retrofits to an existing doorframe in 60 minutes.
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