Gilgen Door Systems has completed the installation of 45 automatic swing door operators at Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in East Grinstead, designed to help improve accessibility, efficiency and patient care. Following a successful trial, the technologically advanced Gilgen FD20 Swing Door Operator was chosen to automate 35 double doors and 10 single doors in the hospital’s new theatre suite and at other key locations across the facility.
Queen Victoria Hospital is a specialist NHS hospital providing life-changing reconstructive surgery, burns care and rehabilitation services for people across the South of England. It decided to upgrade the doors to its world-class operating theatres, replacing equipment on double doors and automating clean room doors. Six new theatres were opened by HRH The Princess Royal in 2013 and the specialist trust’s operating suite now comprises 10 theatres. Activated by push pad the Gilgen FD20 swing door operators help improve safety and make access considerably easier for the theatre staff, easing the transport of patients, medical supplies and heavy equipment throughout the day.
The powerful Gilgen FD20 easily handles the door weights and pressures. It is certified for use on the hospitals fire related timber doors and safety has been further improved through the installation of infrared motion sensors on each door set meeting EN16005 guidelines. Chris Dann, Estates Manager at Queen Victoria Hospital comments “The new Gilgen FD20 operators enable us to provide easier, more convenient access for patients and staff throughout the hospital, which is extremely important to our ethos of ensuring the highest levels of patient care. We are delighted with the performance of the doors and with the support of Gilgen Door Systems during the installation”.
View Gilgen FD20 Swing Door Operator Product Entry