Trust: Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Project type: Major refurbishment
Mental Health discipline: Adults with dementia in-patient care
Architects: JH Burley
Product supplied: Symphony anti-barricade doorsets, Passport smart locksets, 1-way SOS (Staff Override System) locksets
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust approached us as part of a major refurbishment in 2017 – due to open in early 2018, the unit will offer in-patient care for service users with dementia.
Providing holistic support for individuals with multiple and complex needs, they needed an environment suitable for older age patients with dementia. Because familiarity is critical to aiding recovery, the Trust chose to install our Symphony doorsets and anti-ligature locksets and handles throughout.
As the ward will be home to older patients with dementia, it was important that the doorsets would help create a homely and calming environment. Our anti-barricade doorsets helped to achieve this through:
The choice of locksets and handles installed throughout the ward were also chosen based on the specific requirements of the service users:
Check out the article on the project by Sussex Partnership NHS Trust:
With minimal visible fixings and two-second anti-barricade access, our anti-barricade doorset is ideal for bedrooms and available with mechanical or electronic locksets.
Managed on our smart platform, it enables remote programming, and real-time updates and reporting. Plus, it's the only electronic lockset with 5-way SOS built in so staff can always gain access.
Suitable for low-risk environments where tampering is unlikely, our anti-liagture 1-way SOS lockset enables staff to unlock the door, even if service user holds the turn/pull.