ANTI-LIGATURE EN-SUITE DOOR FOR MENTAL HEALTH

Our load release en-suite door, which has recently been further improved based on customer feedback, simply detaches when a weight of 8kg or more is applied.

After rigorous testing and more than 3000 supplied worldwide, with no reported suicides, it’s the safest option.

But we don’t stop at physical safety. The saloon-style allows for head and feet checks during observations; considering patients’ privacy and dignity. Whilst the variety of print designs help to facilitate therapeutic and healing environments.

 

 

OUR DOOR IS ALWAYS OPEN

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NO-KNOWN LIGATURE POINTS 

The load release door leaves simply detach from the pivots if a weight of 8kg or more is applied - disrupting the ligature learning process.

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DESIGNED WITH RECOVERY IN MIND

The leaves provide a partial visual screen, enabling clinical staff to carry out a quick head and feet check, without encroaching on patients' privacy or dignity.

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MEETS PRACTICAL NEEDS OF A WARD

The anti-ligature magnetic pivots attach to an existing door frame in under 60 minutes - making it equally suitable for new builds or as a retrofit solution.

Leaf reset options

When the leaves are detached from the pivots, they can simply be reattached using the self-locating magnets. 

If however it's felt clinical staff would benefit from knowing when leaves are detached, perhaps to help inform patient care pathways, we've also designed the 'staff-only reset' option.

 

Therapeutic environment

We're all greatly affected by our surroundings. They can have a profound impact on our mood, thoughts and feelings.

This is heightened in a mental health inpatient setting because people are going through a vulnerable time, and every detail of the built environment can have an impact.

That's why our en-suite leaves are designed in a variety of plain colours and prints - so that the right design can be chosen to complement the environment.

View leaf design options here >

Common questions

Is it fire tested?  Yes. It passes both BS EN 597 and BS EN 1021 match flame equivalent.

It it water resistant?  Yes. The outer PVC material is splash resistant and the edges of the doors are bonded together to protect the internal foam.

Does it pass infection control?  Yes. It scored highly given the PVC leaves can be easily wiped clean, and there are no stitched edges which can be a significant infection risk.

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INDEPENDENTLY ADVOCATED BY CLINICAL STAFF


On the left is a snapshot of a conversation between a patient reaching out on Twitter, and a member of clinical staff from
East London NHS recommending our en-suite door.


To find out more about how we came to develop our en-suite solution and the various facilities they're installed in, you can watch the recording of our 15 minute webinar below.

WATCH THE WEBINAR 

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Hospital Rooms collaboration

At Design in Mental Health 2021, we launched our partnership with arts & mental health charity Hospital Rooms to help create spaces that facilitate hope and healing.
 
Working with the team at Hospital Rooms, we selected three of their original artworks already installed within inpatient mental health facilities across the UK to print onto our award-winning en-suite door.


We showcased all three designs and asked visitors at the event to vote for their favourite. Due to popular demand, we took forward two of the three designs to become part of our standard range!

View all en-suite leaf designs

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