Mental Health and Healthcare

Overview

Mental Health and Healthcare facilities provide environments that offer a safe and secure place for mental health patients and staff. These facilities require bespoke solutions for patient and non-patient areas. To help achieve a medium secure facility anti-ligature and suicide prevention measures must be incorporated into the design of the window and door systems.

To meet complex requirements for strength, safety, light and ventilation, easy cleaning, patient operation and staff control - consideration should be given to the type of glass, frames, fixtures and fittings that will be used in the design and manufacture of these products. The fixtures and fittings should be able to withstand targeted abuse and should not pose a threat or a risk of self-harm if damaged.

In order to create a welcoming yet secure facility, windows can include features such as stainless-steel mesh which guard the open area offering secure ventilation, and internal sliding sashes made to open at fixed positions which can be controlled by staff.

Thermosash has experience in providing integrated façade solutions for healthcare and mental healthcare facilities. Our high performance solutions are bespoke designed and manufactured offering architectural flexibility in design, and strength, security and safety in operation.

As these solutions are all custom designed and engineered please call us to discuss your project specifically.

Product: DeltaguardTM

Engineered solution details available upon request.

System Features

  • Anti-ligature - Suite is fixed in place but potential for ligature is minimised
  • High impact resistance - Glass Design and Suite Frame are designed for containment / de-escalation areas
  • Weaponry deterrent - Suites are designed to reduce the risk of being used as a weapon
  • Anti-Contraband - Suites can be designed to eliminate contraband transfer
  • Quick replacement - Should a glass pane be broken during an event; our suite can offer a quick replacement to ensure the room is operational in the shortest amount of time
  • Interstitial Systems - to allow for user or master control of blinds – Thermosash suite covers internal and external weathertight unit
  • Passive Ventilation options available.

Relevant Projects

Mason Clinic WDHB

Mason Clinic WDHB

Auckland

ChowHill Architects

Aspec Construction

2020

National Biocontainment Laboratory

National Biocontainment Laboratory

Wellington

CCM Architects

Fletcher Construction

2019

ADHB Haematolgoy Ward

ADHB Haematolgoy Ward

Auckland

Klein Architects

Hawkins Construction

2014

Youth Justice

Youth Justice

Christchurch

Stephenson & Turner New Zealand

Fletcher

2005