SKELBROOKE PICU

Care provider: Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS
Project type: Major refurbishment
Mental Health discipline: Adult PICU
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The Skelbrooke Ward is a psychiatric intensive care unit (PICU) at the Doncaster Adult Mental Health Unit; providing specialised care for people experiencing acute mental ill health. In early 2020, the Skelbrooke Ward underwent a major refurbishment to modernise the environment and introduce new technology to work alongside clinical practices.

 

A fresh approach to safety and wellbeing

In our initial conversations with Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber (RDaSH) NHS FT, we understood that they were looking to move away from the traditional route they'd taken previously when refurbishing the existing ward.  Our smart doorsets with full-door ligature alarm and integrated override lockset were able to provide just that.


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  • Each of the anti-barricade bedroom doors at Skelbrooke PICU are fitted with our invisible full-door ligature alarm

  • The built-in sensor turns the entire door in a weighing scale; immediately alerting staff on the ward to a ligature attempt made on any part of the door.

  • Staff are able to use the custom-built online dashboard to continually monitor alarm updates in real-time - helping to fill in blind spots between observations
  • The collapsible anti-barricade stop allows staff to gain access into the bedroom in just 2 seconds using the anti-tamper Lifeline key
"My experience of dealing with SHP on this project has been very good from start to finish.
Now we have been on the ward for a few months the feedback for the doorsets and locks is very positive, both from the patients and staff.
One or two teething problems with the ligature alarms have been dealt with very quickly and efficiently."

- Andrew Stringer, Estates Operations Manager, RDaSH

 

Privacy, dignity and independence

Patient care and recovery were at the forefront of plans for the refurbishment of the Skelbrooke Ward. Our electronic integrated override locks allow patients to move freely between rooms where access is permitted; whilst the load release en-suite doors carefully consider privacy and dignity without compromising on safety.

  • Electronic access on the ward gives patients independence whilst the audit trail and instant access updates give staff increased peace of mind 

  • The load release en-suite doors detach if a weight of 8kg or more is applied and can only be reset by a staff member - disrupting any ligature learning opportunities

  • The en-suite doors were custom fitted at a specific height in the bedrooms to maintain patient privacy and dignity whilst ensuring clinical staff could easily reset the doors using their Lifeline key


En-suite-observation

 

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