Hospital contract

Morley Glass and Glazing has won a £500,000 integral blinds contract with Belfast City Hospital, and saved the hospital thousands of pounds, the company said.

Morley supplied the hospital with its SL20 MB system, which are motorised blinds inside sealed units that were developed with two operating mechanisms – one for the patient to control inside their room, and a key operated override system for nurses to operate from the corridor.

The electric brushless motor quietly raises, lowers and tilts the integral blinds safely and smoothly.

The integral blinds have been installed at the new £20 million two-storey Acute Mental Health Inpatient Unit, which has been purpose-built and sits on a three-hectare site within the Belfast City Hospital estate. It combines mental health inpatient facilities previously spread across three Belfast sites.

The original specification included a ceramic frit to cover the spacer bars on the windows, which the architect felt were unsightly.

“Once we’d spoken to the architect and shown him samples of our Uni-Blind sealed units, which use Technoform warm edge spacer bars, he was convinced that they looked far more appealing than other systems he’d seen on the market and this decision saved around £150 per unit,” Morley MD Ian Short said.