NHS saved huge sums by small, well designed product

Stonebow Unit, County Hospital, Hereford

Sally Simmonds from the Trust said, "We wanted to improve the quality of life for the in-patients. These discreet, bespoke manufactured products allow them greater freedom to move around the Unit unsupervised. They are aesthetically pleasing and also reduce ligature & self harm issues with less supervision required."

The product is manufactured by Dortrend International, based in Stourport-on-Severn. It is an ANTWCSP anti-ligature cockspur fastener which has been developed to try to help save the NHS cash by supplying a fastener that is secure, ligature resistant and will fit both metal and wooden windows.
This product saves the Health Trust lots of money as they can be fitted to existing windows, rather than all the cost and disruption involved in installing new windows. They can also be used to save money in listed buildings where replacing windows causes big costs and endless hassle getting Architects bills and English Heritage to approve it. The benefits to an acute psychiatric unit are immeasurable.
Most importantly the products are manufactured by Dortrend in Stourport where the company is able to customise the product to work in the particular requirements of the client.

For more information contact Dortrend on +44 (0) 1299 827837 or email sales@dortrend.co.uk

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