The use of automatic doors in UK’s hospitals
Hospitals play an essential role in public health, offering a range of services such as the diagnosis, treatment and accommodation of patients. Hospitals may also house a pharmacy, laboratories, operating theatres, an obstetric unit, diagnostic services such as radiology, physiotherapy departments, and an emergency department.
As a result of this wide range of services, hospitals are exposed to high levels of traffic, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. As buildings open to the public, they also need to be as accessible as possible, and access to the building and the different parts of the hospital needs to be wide enough to accommodate wheelchairs, hospital beds, stretchers, and medical carts.
One way that hospitals can improve accessibility is through the installation of automatic doors. Automatic doors offer hands-free and secure access to public entrances, emergency rooms, patient areas, intensive care units and isolated environments. In the United Kingdom, many hospitals and healthcare facilities are choosing to install automatic doors.
Let’s take a look at some of the main advantages of installing automatic doors in a healthcare setting:
They make life easier for patients and health care staff, by eliminating the need to open and close doors manually.
In a hospital setting, it is especially important to reduce physical contact with surfaces, as they are routinely visited by vulnerable and sick people. Installing automatic doors can help improve the health of the people that use the building.
Due to the materials used for automatic doors, such as glass and aluminium, these types of doors are easier to clean and maintain.
Although there are initial installation costs, automatic doors save money in the long run as they increase the energy efficiency of buildings, bringing down the cost of heating or cooling the building.
Automatic doors for hospitals
Manusa offers a range of automatic doors for healthcare settings, including:
- Hermetic sliding doors
- Automatic glass hermetic doors
- Telescopic automatic sliding door
- Standard automatic sliding door
Manusa was commissioned to install automatic doors in a major British children's hospital. We installed eleven side-opening hermetic sliding doors at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool. All doors are equipped with side glass partitions and integrated shutters, which guarantee the hospital's airtightness thanks to our patented system based on the proximity and pressure of the door leaf on the frame.
Quality automatic doors really can improve the performance of your healthcare facility, improving the users’ experience and even saving lives. Contact the Manusa team today, and we will talk you though all the benefits of installing automatic doors in your hospital.