One of the UK’s leading integral blind manufacturers, Morley Glass, has launched a new system designed specifically for hospitals, medical schools, and other health and social care facilities.
ScreenView ‘balances the need for patient privacy and observation’, allowing for easy switching between the two at different times of the day. Unlike any of the Venetian or pleated blinds available in the company’s current Uni-Blinds range, ScreenView has two layers of wide slats arranged in a ladder style, which move up and down to provide an open view for observation or complete closure. Morley Glass said: “The blind is perfect for door vision panels and other windows that separate a healthcare facility’s communal or public areas from private spaces such as treatment facilities, consultation rooms, operating theatres, and patient rooms. Unlike vision panel flaps and externally mounted blinds, ScreenView requires no cleaning or maintenance, other than routine cleaning of the control knob, and is protected from the daily knocks and accidents that can easily damage blinds in busy public environments.”
Being permanently sealed within the glass unit, the ScreenView blind is never exposed to dirt or germs, ‘so stays pristine over its lifespan’. As an additional safeguard, the blind’s control mechanism is protected with a Sanitized antimicrobial coating to aid infection control.
Safety is optimised further when ScreenView is coupled with certified fire-rated glass in insulated glass units. “One of the benefits of specifying integral blinds from us is the flexibility to choose from different types of glass to meet different performance goals, and including enhanced fire resistance through our partnership with Pyroguard,” Morley Glass explained. “ScreenView blinds can thus be specified to provide passive fire protection, with assured performance of 30, 60, or 120 minutes.”
OPT CUT: Ian Short, MD at Morley Glass, said: “ScreenView gives specifiers and Estates and Facilities managers a new option for controlling privacy and shading in healthcare environments that also allows other important design objectives – such as fire safety, hygiene, infection control, and aesthetics – to be met. We can provide specialist specification and design guidance to help achieve the right solution using ScreenView, as well as the other integral blind solutions in our Uni-Blinds portfolio.”