AFL Architects wanted design consistency across the separate psychiatric intensive care unit and adult inpatient rehabilitation wards in this new Mental Health facility, in Leigh, Wigan. That's why they chose our electronic locksets.
Electronic locksets were used across the wards, offering superior safety for staff and service users – as the only electronic lockset with 5-way SOS
(Staff Override System), this means staff can always gain access in an emergency.
Offering service users control over their own living space by issuing a harmless key fob also met the trust's requirements of promoting service user independence and restoring dignity.
To ensure consistency throughout the hospital, electronic locksets were used across the separate care units and rehabilitation wards.
For the dementia ward, the trust also installed our Oryx handles to create the homely, appearance of a domestic door yet make door opening easier for those with a weaker grip.
When Newbridge House was being refurbished they wanted bathroom fittings that offered superior safety whilst also creating a homely and welcoming environment. That's why they chose our load release fittings, minimising the ligature risk whilst looking like traditional bathroom fittings.
When repurposing an existing building, NHS Highland wanted doorsets that were non-institutional and user-friendly so choose our Symphony doorsets with freeswing door closer. Plus, it's linked to the fire alarm, meaning the door self-closes when necessary.
The Hellingly Centre had significant problems with floor sprung door closers and were keen to find a door closer specifically designed for the challenging Mental Health environment. Our concealed transom door closer (Sureclose) provided the answer.
With a delicate balance between safety, security and aesthetics required, the trust chose our 5-way SOS (Staff Override System). And as a result, staff have been able to protect the vulnerable youngsters in their care, meeting their main objective of reducing service-user risk.