Trust: Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
Project type: Live Ward Refurbishment
Mental Health discipline: Acute Inpatient and Continuing Care Services
Product supplied: Symphony doorset, Retrofit anti-barricade doorstop, Concealed door closer, Anti-barricade pivot system
When Mersey Care upgraded their existing leaf-and-a half bedroom door arrangements, they wanted to improve the anti-barricade access and robustness of their doors – while still having a clear opening width of 1000mm.
They found the leaf-and-a-half arrangement wasn’t ideal because fitting them with anti-barricade access created a very bulky meeting stile on the two door leaves. Plus these doors can look very institutional, with additional exposed metalwork – you would never expect to see a door like this in your own home.
To address this, they chose our extra-wide single leaf Symphony doorset. Aided by market-leading fire evidence, the leaf is 1100mm providing a clear opening of 1050mm – more than enough space for a service user and two members of staff. It also meant beds could be moved in and out, which the Trust wanted.
And the speed of installation was critical too because they wanted to keep rooms available while work was carried out – minimising disruption to service users. The rapid-install frames allowed the installers to remove and replace the doorsets in under four hours, including fitting a wall in-fill section.
‘We were looking to standardise with a sustainable product in terms of cost, safety and meeting fire regulations. The rapid-install metal frame and single-leaf means we get a safe and robust solution to replacing our doors’.
As the only electronic lockset with 5-way SOS, the trust chose our electronic lockset, passport. Offering service users control over their own living space by issuing a harmless key fob also met their requirements of promoting service user independence.
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.
The trust chose to install our range of anti-ligature locksets and handles throughout the ward. They were particularly impressed with our electronic locksets, seamlessly balancing safety with speed of access as a single access card can be used to operate any door.
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.