An NHS trust which operates in many locations across its region has trialed a leading product designed to support the Mental Health care sector.

Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber (RDaSH) NHS Trust commissioned the IVision product from leading manufacturer Intastop to serve as a replacement and trial at one of its mental health units in the North Lincolnshire town of Scunthorpe.

“We have commissioned an initial trial of the IVision panel in a door on our Laurel Ward at Great Oaks, Scunthorpe one of the trusts Mental Health Units,” said Andy Stringer RDaSH NHS Foundation Trust. “Feedback from staff and clients has been entirely positive and we wouldn’t hesitate to commission these in future new build and renovation projects across the trust.”

The vision panel which can be specified as part of a new build or retrofit renovation project permits 92% visibility giving patients enhanced privacy whilst enabling staff to ensure their wellbeing is maintained at all times.

It is the only product of its type on the market that permits this level of visibility and blackout; its patented design means that users can benefit from greater luminosity, near full visibility and privacy. The solution also aids peaceful sleep with less bright light filtering through from the corridor.

Sarah Barsby Marketing Director Intastop Ltd commented: “Things have come a long way since the first vision panel was created and installed and we are continuing to see NHS trusts unlock the benefits of such products in enhancing patient and staff safety and welfare.

“Our IVision is a fantastic product for use in mental health establishments committed to delivering the very best in patient care and safety. It was particularly relevant for RDaSH to select this product to replace a broken vision panel. They were particularly attracted to the enhanced visibility delivered by this product and the ease of installation and day to day operation.

“Because there is no requirement for wiring or mains power busy healthcare situations such as wards, private rooms and consulting rooms can easily have vision panels upgraded with the minimum of fuss and downtime for that particular door or room situation. Practically, we would recommend replacement of all panels operated by staff to be replaced at the same time as just one interchangeable key operates multiple devices, quickly and easily, ensuring staff and patient safety is maintained as a high priority.”

The use of vision panels in healthcare and mental health establishments has been proven to enhance patient safety and privacy and ensures staff feel safer when in confined situations. It is hoped that there will be a standardisation of guidance for NHS Trusts across the UK to specify vision panels such as IVision in all doors particularly in mental health sectors.

IVision is fire tested to BS476 Part 20 & 22 for 30 and 60 minutes and has undergone rigorous testing to more than 250,000 cycles.

Offered in a frameless design it is available in rectangular 254x804mm, 254×404 or square 404x404mm or as a bespoke size.

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