Access and security are critical requirements when it comes to designing hospital, clinic or nursing home entrances. There are different types of entrances within healthcare facilities, each with its own unique challenges, necessitating a door solution that is tailored to fit the application.

ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems Australia presents various automated door options for healthcare facilities, each uniquely designed to meet the challenges of specific entry points.

Sliding doors for entrances and internal areas

To ensure the security and comfort of nursing home residents, an automatic sliding door is recommended for the main entrance. The door should be able to easily open and lock – possibly with an elbow lock – and have a sluice function to prevent drafts.

For hallways and living room areas in the facility, swing doors or interior sliding doors are the most functional solutions. Burglar-proof sliding doors are also well-suited for ensuring emergency rooms, health centres and dental clinics remain safe and secure.

Automated doors for pedestrian and high risk areas

Revolving doors at the main entrances of hospitals and clinics provide easy accessibility for all, including people with limited mobility. The doors are equipped with rotation and finger clamp protection to prevent injury and keep users safe.

For corridors and hallways, which often function as a fire break, the solution is usually two automatic swing doors with an automatic door closer that open in sequence for added fire protection.

Patient rooms should have silent automatic swing doors installed at the entrances to reduce noise and minimise disturbance for patients. For isolation rooms, a series of two swing doors provides a sluice function to help prevent the spread of infection.

High speed or overhead sectional doors for non-patient areas

High speed doors are ideal for improving flow of equipment and supplies in non-patient areas such as basements and store rooms as they can open and close quickly. For healthcare logistics centres with unloading and loading stations, an overhead sectional door, dock leveller and dock shelter help facilitate the smooth flow of goods and vehicles in and out of the area. Glazed overhead doors are a discreet and fast-opening option for ambulance bays.