Foss Park Hospital, York

Care provider: Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Project type: New Build
Architect: P+HS
Partner: Foris Solutions
Products supplied: Mechanical 5-way SOS Lockset




Opening in April 2020, this cutting edge 72 bed hospital features 2 single sex adult wards and a further 2 wards for older patients experiencing dementia and serious mental ill health. Patients and carers were consulted from the begining of the project, and their feedback is embedded throughout the development. Tees Esk and Wear Valleys Trust wanted to create a safe environment for patients that also facilitated their recovery.




Patient safety and recovery

Ironmongery partner Foris Solutions selected our mechanical 5-Way SOS locksets for this project, installing 350 throughout the hospital.

Our mechanical 5-way SOS locksets were selected for high-risk areas, to ensure staff can override the lock and gain access in an emergency.


Reliable access when it matters most 


  • In an emergency situation, staff have 5 override methods to overcome barricade scenarios
  • The staff key dominates the internal lock, allowing for barricade situations to be resolved quickly
  • Staff can overcome barricade situations easily - 5 seconds for simple barricades and 60 seconds for the most determined
  • The emergency T-bar provides staff with a pull advantage to pull the door open from the corridor.