Ingersoll Rand automatic doors have been installed as part of a refurbishment at the South Tyneside District Hospital in South Shields.
To meet the detailed specification, the swing and sliding doors were installed on the Harton Wing entrance to create an inviting hotel-feel, improving both the aesthetics of the fa?ade and access to the building.
The sliding door is a solution particularly suitable for applications when access is required for heavy pedestrian traffic and where extra wide openings are needed to facilitate the movement of large items such as hospital beds and equipment.
On this scheme, swing doors were also chosen to ensure fast and efficient opening and closing. In addition, the doors were fitted with the safe and finger trap feature to provide a high level of draught prevention as well as protecting fingers from accidentally getting trapped.
Folding doors were selected for the Maternity Block to provide maximum access where space is limited and were installed both on the outside and inside to form a lobby. This not only creates a draftproof area but provides protection against bad weather and a contained and secure area for trapping airborne dirt and cleaning shoes. To prevent unauthorized visitors from gaining access to the block through the lobby, the doors were linked to the hospital's existing access control system for extra security.
The hospital has also entered into a Maintenance Contract Programme with Ingersoll Rand which includes two visits per year. This provides for maintenance and guarantees continuous operation and trouble-free performance.