Commended as "lifesaving" by DIMHN judges, our en-suite door seamlessly balances your safety, recovery and practicality needs – removing all known ligature points whilst providing privacy and dignity.
Here are some of its lifesaving details:
The leaves can be printed with images, brightening up bedrooms and enabling designers to create modern, recovery focused environments with vibrant, uplifting designs.
Based on your feedback, we selected five standard designs for the leaves – three images and two colour options.
The soft, lightweight leaves reduce the risk of weaponisation, while the staff-only reset mechanism prevents ligature learning. And they're tear resistant and fire retardant.
Thanks to our lifesaving magnetic load release pivots, leaves load-release at 8kg.
The leaves provide a partial visual screen, enabling you to observe service users’ head and feet, without encroaching their privacy or dignity.
And the magnets are in the pivots, meaning they can’t be removed and ingested.
Plus, the staff only reattachment option can alert you of when a door has been detached, informing clinical risk assessment.
You told us that any en-suite door needed to be practical, so we designed the magnets to sit at the top and bottom of the leaves – providing a superior hold and reducing unwanted detachment.
As a simple retrofit product, it delivers cost-savings of up to £1,000 in comparison to alternative options such as full doors with door-top alarms. And it’s an off-the-shelf product, with a lead time of 3-5 days in comparison to 6-8 weeks for a full door.
The anti-ligature magnetic pivots attach to the existing door frame in under 60 minutes, minimising installation and decant cost.
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.
Our en-suite door represents a step-change in staff and service user safety. Reattaching the en-suite leaves is done with a staff-only key – alerting staff to possible ligature attempts and informing the clinical assessment.
That's just one lifesaving detail. Ask us about the others.
"It seems clear that your 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
“Your product development process is impressively thorough, from the initial prototypes through to the final concept prototype.”
Healthcare Manager, NHS Tayside
We've put our en-suite door though its paces – rigorously testing it to
ensure robustness and safety.
Our en-suite door has been tested using methods in line with mental healthcare design guidance, and real-life scenarios specific to the en-suite, for example, kicking the frame mounts to ensure they don't come loose or break.
We also carried out a range of ligature and weaponisation tests to help make your wards safer.
Over the course of two years, we followed a rigorous design process involving over 120 groups and individuals across 20 NHS and private care providers.
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 groups and 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.
Seamlessly balancing service-user safety, recovery, practicality, and cost, our en-suite door successfully overcomes the limitations of alternative options.
Level 4, Skypark 3
14 Elliot Place
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Unit 8 Bankfield House
250 Bristol Avenue