Privacy and dignity

More than 140 specialist vision panels from Vistamatic were supplied to Glasgow-based Dorsuite for use on the new Royal Hospital for Sick Children, which will adjoin the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

The new facility, which has a lifetime price tag of more than £500 million, will replace the old Royal Hospital for Sick Children that has been caring for children and young people in the Lothians and beyond for more than 150 years.

Once opened, the new Royal Hospital for Sick Children will offer a range of services including acute medical and surgical care, specialist surgical and medical care, haematology and oncology, day care and critical care to children and young people.

Vistamatic’s triple-glazed Vistamatic MAX-XL vision panels – both non-fire rated and FD30 fire rated – were made to measure. Designed to offer a streamlined appearance for internal doors, the full-length panels fit vertically into any door blank and were primarily used in the hospital’s internal patient rooms.

A selection of smaller glazed secure vision panels were also created. These offer a large viewing aspect while giving the appearance of a venetian blind. This allows nursing staff to monitor patients accurately and efficiently without compromising on people’s dignity.