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THE DIFFERENCE IS IN OUR LIFESAVING DETAILS
At first sight, our products might look similar to others on the market, but look more closely and you’ll discover crucial design details that could help you save a life.
Passionate about making safety non-institutional, we listen to people with mental ill health, clinicians, estates teams and architects to truly understand their experiences of Mental Health environments and how these can be improved. We recognise that even the smallest details contribute to a person’s recovery and can have a big impact in an emergency.
We’ve developed a range of doorsets, locksets and other products to help reduce the risk of suicide in inpatient environments, each balancing recovery and usability with unrivalled safety. Backed up by rigorous testing, staff training, and extensive experience, the difference really is in our Lifesaving Details.
Explore our products and how they might be able to help you and the people you care for.
Anti-barricade doorset: with minimal visible fixings, our anti-barricade doorset seamlessly balances robustness with aesthetics, helping to create a normalised environment to aid recovery
En-suite door: Commended as "lifesaving" by Design in Mental Health Network judges, our en-suite door seamlessly balances your safety, recovery and practicality needs – removing all known ligature points whilst providing privacy and dignity
Full-door Ligature Alarm: Turning the door into a ‘weighing-scale’, our full-door ligature alarm constantly checks the load across the whole door – not just the top – raising an alarm when there are significant changes to the load applied on the door
Electronic Access Control: The only electronic access control system designed specifically for mental health - with anti-barricade and anti-ligature built in. By allowing patients to lock and unlock their own bedroom door, our electronic access control system empowers patients, aids recovery and reduces restrictive practices.
Locksets and handles: Our range of anti-ligature locksets and handles are designed to keep patients safe. They’re intuitive to use, making life easier for staff and ensuring quick operation – especially in stressful situations. Plus they’re robust and ideal for retrofitting, keeping maintenance and installation costs to a minimum. (video found here)
Explore all our products in detail:
Locksets & handles - https://www.safehingeprimera.com/products/mental-health/locksets-handles
Loas release products: https://www.safehingeprimera.com/products/mental-health/load-release-anti-ligature-fittings
Window restrictors: https://www.safehingeprimera.com/products/mental-health/window-restrictors
The Junipers PICU, Devon Partnership NHS Trust
The Junipers is the first of its kind in the south west of England; offering inpatient support that's closer to home for people with complex mental health needs. The design of the purpose-built unit included input from experts by lived experience and is truly a facility designed with people in mind.
When we first discussed the plans for The Junipers PICU with Devon Partnership, we knew it was an opportunity to work together to create a new state-of-the-art ward. After reviewing their options, Devon Partnership chose to install our full doorset range including our full-door ligature alarm. We worked closely with them before, during and after installation to ensure all of the doors and locksets were operating to help both patients and staff.
Read the full case study here: https://www.safehingeprimera.com/case-studies/mental-health/the-junipers-picu-wonford
Ribblemere Mother & Baby Unit, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust
Ribblemere is a purpose-built perinatal mother and baby unit (MBU) providing inpatient support for mothers experiencing acute mental ill health. Lancashire Care and Gilling Dod wanted to ensure the environment was recovery-led to allow mothers to build relationships with their babies. That's why those chose our electronic access control system.
Our anti-ligature electronic access control is the only system designed specifically for Mental Health, with patients and staff in mind. When designing Ribblemere MBU, it was important that the mothers there would be able to lock and unlock their bedroom spaces in order to feel a sense of independence and build confidence.
Read the full case study here: https://www.safehingeprimera.com/case-studies/mental-health/ribblemere-mbu-chorley
Priory Hospital Middleton St George
Priory Hospital Middleton St George is a Mental Health facility in Darlington that recently built two new wards to add to the existing site which is currently rated as 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). When building the Birch and Chester wards, it was important for the Priory Group to uphold this standard in providing specialised inpatient care in a 'safe and supportive environment'. Choosing the right doors to create this environment was key - which is why our anti-barricade and corridor doors were the perfect fit.
Read the full case study here: https://www.safehingeprimera.com/case-studies/mental-health/middleton-st-george-priory
- Highly Commended – Award for Interior Product, Building Better Healthcare 2017 (En-suite door)
- Product Innovation of the Year, Design in Mental Health Network Awards 2017 (En-suite door)
- Highly Commended – Product Innovation of the Year, Design in Mental Health Network 2016 (Collapsible anti-barricade stop)
- Finalist – Service User Experience, Design in Mental Health Network 2016 (Acoustic threshold seal)
- Best Product for Improving the Patient Experience, Building Better Healthcare Awards 2014 (Anti-barricade pivot system and concealed door closer)
- Product Innovation of the Year, Design in Mental Health Network Awards 2014 (Anti-barricade pivot system and concealed door closer
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Altro have been at the forefront of innovation for 100 years. Today, working closely with architects, end customers, engineers, designers and contractors around the world, our insight and expertise help them transform everyday spaces into environments that can improve the wellbeing of everyone that uses them.
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