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. 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.
Many existing mental health inpatient environments have either a full door or no door at all to the en-suite. This either presents a huge unobserved ligature risk or deprives patients of privacy and dignity in their own bedroom.
The Junipers was built specifically to improve the level of care given to those who needed it most in the area, so it was vital the bedrooms were designed with patients in mind. All bedrooms are therefore fitted with our en-suite doors and full-door ligature alarm.
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.
Providing holistic support for older age patients with dementia, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust needed a familiar environment that would help aid the recovery process. That's why they chose to install our Symphony doorsets and anti-ligature locksets and handles throughout.
It was important for the Priory Group to uphold their 'Outstanding' rating 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.