Samuel Heath and Sons

Swing door closers from Samuel Heath for Edinburgh Hospital

  • 27 Nov 2017

Powermatic Free Swing controlled, concealed door closers from Samuel Heath have featured at new, contemporary psychiatric care facilities at Royal Edinburgh Hospital.

The new facilities for the £48 million Royal Edinburgh Building will provide accommodation for the adult acute mental health inpatient service, older people’s mental health assessment, Intensive Psychiatric Care Service and the new Robert Fergusson national brain injury unit.

Powermatic Free Swing door closers offer a variety for projects such as these, due to their unique features and because they are entirely concealed when the door is closed.

They have been used on the main entrance doors to all 185 residential care rooms in the new building.

Both standard and Free Swing versions of Powermatic are installed between the door and frame, meaning they come with the benefits of being invisible when the door is closed and unobtrusive when the door is open.

These factors make the door closers popular for use with continuous hinges in anti-ligature and anti-barricade systems and allow designers to create a more homely, less institutionalised ambience to the interior, free from the mechanical arms and control boxes, which can be an eyesore and are an unavoidable feature of surface mounted devices.

The door closers are also less prone to damage, which can compromise the performance of the product.

For psychiatric care facilities, these make for safer, more therapeutic surroundings, valued by patients, staff and clinicians.

The door closers were installed towards the bottom of the doors by contractors, Morrison Construction, who’s contract manager for the Royal Edinburgh Building, Ross Robinson-Brown, says: “Pre-delivery routing of the doors made on-site installation of the Powermatic Free Swing simple and efficient.

“With much of the facilities now in use, the door closers are performing well and the client is delighted with the outcome.”

More information is available at Samuel Heath’s dedicated door closer website – http://www.concealeddoorclosers.com

 

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