Nov 21, 2019 Last Updated 10:52 AM, Aug 14, 2019

A clear view to patient privacy

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Patient privacy is a basic human right and is of upmost importance to Trusts and healthcare facilities across the country. With this in mind leading provider of door, people and places protection, Intastop Ltd, has launched a range of unique IntaGlaze vision panels that provide discretion whilst at the same time allowing increased visibility.

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As a leading innovator in the healthcare sector, Intastop has developed IntaGlaze to ensure the dignity of staff and service users within a variety of health, mental health and other public buildings. The panels, which are also designed in accordance with the Department of Health Environmental Design Guide for Adult Medium Secure Units, utilises a triple glazed system that benefits from 20mm double width stripes which provide up to 45% visibility – giving privacy and visibility equal importance.

Sarah Barsby, Marketing Director for Intastop Ltd commented: “Keeping patients safe whilst ensuring their privacy is of paramount importance within many facilities in which we work. Vision panels are an area in which we conducted extensive research and found that a more simple operation and mechanism for staff and patients using them would mean they are seen as an essential element to the make up of doors where this is a requirement. The unique design of IntaGlaze offers flexibility in glass and size combinations yet still offers impact resistance.”

IntaGlaze Vision Panels benefit from a frameless design which gives flexibility in sizing and thickness, ideal for retrofit projects. The unique design features of IntaGlaze Panels mean they can be tailored to individual requirements including anti-ligature. Additional features offered within this quiet manual operated panel include omni-directional (idea for both left and right handed users) option for operator comfort, dual or single lever operation on one or both sides, standard key, Lifeline Key or anti-ligature knob.

“The Lifeline Key element was an area highlighted by our customers. They wanted a safe but uncomplicated operation and one that could be compatible with operating the full doorset, including door locking and a removable doorstop,” commented Sarah. “The varying operational choices plus variety of sizes or colours available does make IntaGlaze a truly essential element for assessing and preventing potential self-harm risks as well as ensuring staff privacy.”

As is standard with Intastop products the IntaGlaze Vision Panels are fire rated to FD30 and FD60 and tested to BS476:Part 20 and 22. They are available as rectangular 254 x 804mm, 254 x 404mm or 404 x 404mm square other sizes are available on request. Finishes include a variety of beading options such as hardwood timber, PVC-u in a range of colours and stainless steel frame for mental health applications.

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