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  • COVID-19 Update

    As the Covid 19 pandemic continues to expand, here at Vistamatic and BetweenGlassBlinds, we are committed to the following: Protecting the health and well-being of our employees and our workplaces; Continuing to serve the needs of our customers and deliver our business. To protect employees, we have implemented remote work and social distancing measures where […]

  • Vistamatic moves production to new factory

    Vistamatic, the world’s leading manufacturer of glazed secure vision panels, and sister company BetweenGlassBlinds, are pleased to announce they have moved production to a new purpose-built facility. The new 5700 square foot space is located on Fowler Road, just across the street from their previous site. The new location will house state-of-the-art machinery, and will […]

  • Come see us at the Design in Mental Health Conference & Exhibition!

    Vistamatic® will be exhibiting alongside sister company Between Glass Blinds at the 7th annual Design in Mental Health Conference & Exhibition on the 9th & 10th June at Ricoh Arena in Coventry. The event consists of the Conference, awards dinner and an Exhibition that showcases the latest product innovations designed to enhance mental health environments. […]

  • Vistamatic add 8mm square drive key lock to range

    Vistamatic®, the leading supplier of vision panels to healthcare facilities, has extended its range of handle options to include an 8mm square drive key lock to complement the standard 4mm version already available. Specifically designed to enhance observation and privacy control with key access, the square drive is ideal for applications such as mental and […]

  • Vistamatic bring Clarity to Health Estates Conference

    As the leading supplier of vision panels to healthcare facilities, Vistamatic® took the opportunity to show visitors to the recent Healthcare Estates Conference its new Clarity smart glass innovation, attracting interest from architects, specifiers and key decision makers. “The exhibition was the ideal platform to get direct feedback from Healthcare professionals and architects about new […]

  • Vistamatic Launches New 2-sided Graphic Vision Panel

    Vistamatic, the leading supplier of vision panels to healthcare facilities has launched its new double-sided printed graphic panel. Visitors to the Healthcare Estates Conference & Expo in Manchester got a first-look at the new double-sided vision panels on Vistamatic’s stand. Mark Nash, Director at Vistamatic said: “Our glazed privacy screens are the perfect choice for […]

  • Vistamatic enjoy another successful
    DIMH exhibition!

    Attending for the sixth year in a row, Vistamatic were again shgowcasing their market-leading products on stand 535 at the Design in Mental Health Exhibition held at the National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham. All products on display were well received, including the Vistamatic Anti-Ligature Vision Panels incorporating artwork – which were that good they won an […]

  • Another Award Win for VISTAMATIC®
    Vision Panels

    In the category for Service User Engagement, Vistamatic came out on top with their market-leading privacy vision panels incorporating artwork, at last weeks Design in Mental Health Awards. Vistamatic recognise the importance of creating a therapeutic influence within a mental health environment, incorporating colour & bespoke graphics into the vision panels creates an aesthetically pleasing […]

  • Design in Mental Health Conference & Exhibition – May 2018

    The time is fast approaching when Vistamatic will be exhibiting alongside sister company Between Glass Blinds at the 6th Design in Mental Health Conference & Exhibition on the 15th-16th May at The National Conference Centre Birmingham. The event consists of the Design in Mental Health Network’s annual conference, awards dinner and an exhibition that showcases […]

  • Design in Mental Health Conference & Exhibition – May 2018

    The time is fast approaching when Vistamatic will be exhibiting at the 6th Design in Mental Health Conference & Exhibition on the 15th-16th May at The National Conference Centre Birmingham. The event consists of the Design in Mental Health Network’s annual conference, awards dinner and an exhibition that showcases the latest product innovations designed to […]

  • Vistamatic Vision Panels – Incorporating Artwork

    Vistamatic® Anti-Ligature vision panels offer a combination of high integrity glazing whilst incorporating a stainless steel frame and anti-ligature device specifically designed to enhance the service user experience, ensuring safe and secure observation. Vistamatic Vision Panels also allows the use of digital images, whether its end user art, landscapes, photos or graphics, thus creating an […]

  • Atherleigh Park – Case Study

    Client: North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Architects: AFL Architects Main contractor: Kier Internal doors: Datim Total project costs: £40 million   North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, working with AFL Architects and Kier Group (under the NHS Procure21+ procurement initiative) have created Atherleigh Park, a new £40 million mental health hospital on […]

  • Healthcare Estates Conference & Exhibition 2017 – Come and see us on stand E23!

    Vistamatic will be exhibiting on Stand E23 at Healthcare Estates on the 10-11th October, the event is held at Manchester Central and consists of the prestigious IHEEM Annual Conference and the UK’s largest trade exhibition for the sector. Vistamatic Showcase… Vistamatic triple-glazed, privacy vision panels are suitable for all healthcare and clinical environments. Vistamatic vision […]

  • Vistamatic Attending Mental Health & Dementia Facilities Forum

    Vistamatic will be attending this years mental health & dementia facilities forum, held at Whittlebury Hall, Northamptonshire on 21-22nd September. The mhdf forum has been specifically developed to meet the needs of those delivering mental health & dementia facilities, including the UK’s leading architects, contractors, M&E contractors, NHS foundation Trusts, Private mental healthcare providers and […]

  • The use of colour and Vistamatic Vision Panels

    Formerly Leigh East Amateur Rugby League ground, the 3.9-hectare site is now open and provides high quality inpatient services for adults suffering from mental ill health as well as patients with dementia and memory conditions. Over 100 Vistamatic Vision panels were installed in brightly coloured doors and hallways, together with a range of our BetweenGlassBlinds. […]

  • Vistamatic enjoy another successful DIMH exhibition!

    Attending for the fifth year in a row, Vistamatic were again exhibiting on stand 535 at the Design in Mental Health Exhibition held at the National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham. All products on display were well received, including the Vistamatic Anti-Ligature Vision Panels incorporating artwork – Colour and individual bespoke graphics can make the world of […]

  • A Revolution in Observation Vision Panels

    VISTAMATIC is a pioneering designer and manufacturer of privacy glass solutions used in hundreds of hospitals, medical facilities, high-security environments, corporations and universities across the world for over 40 years. VISTAMATIC continues to lead the industry with innovative and cutting edge technology that is highly customisable. VISTAMATIC vision panels are renowned for simplicity, durability and […]

  • 1 week to go – Design in Mental Health Conference & Exhibition

    Vistamatic will be exhibiting at the 5th Design in Mental Health Conference & Exhibition on the 16th-17th May at The National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham. Design in Mental Health is the definitive event for the built environment in mental healthcare. The event brings together a unique audience of NHS and private healthcare professionals, contractors, architects and […]

  • Full Details of The Design in Mental Health Exhibition

    16-17 May. National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham Vistamatic VISTAMATIC® is the leading designer and manufacturer of innovative, manually operated privacy glass vision panels used globally in many sectors. VISTAMATIC® offer a wide range of triple-glazed viewing panels suitable for all healthcare including a specific range of products designed for mental health environments from low to high […]

  • Vistamatic Vision Panels installed at the New Emergency Department, Sunderland Royal Hospital

    Sunderland Royal Hospital’s ageing emergency department was in desperate need of a multi-million pound revamp. Details of the changes were first unveiled in 2013 when trust bosses admitted the facility needed updating and hospital chiefs said admissions had risen between seven and eight per cent between 2013-14, far above the national average of three to […]

  • DMH Conference & Exhibition – May 2017

    16th-17th May at The National Conference Centre, Birmingham Visit us on Stand 535   The time is fast approaching when Vistamatic will be exhibiting at the 5th Design in Mental Health Conference & Exhibition on the 16th-17th May at The National Conference Centre Birmingham. The event consists of the Design in Mental Health Network’s annual conference, […]

  • A Colourful North Ayrshire Community Hospital Installation

    Project: North Ayrshire Community Hospital Client: NHS Ayrshire and Arran Architectural Ironmongery: Lloyd Worral Total Contract Value: £65M Introduction North Ayrshire Community Hospital is a new-build mental health and elderly care facility within the grounds of Ayrshire Central Hospital. It contains 206 bedrooms within 11 inpatient wards, three support clusters incorporating centralised patient social and […]

  • Design in Mental Health Conference & Exhibition – May 2017

    16th-17th May at The National Conference Centre, Birmingham Visit us on Stand 535   Vistamatic will be exhibiting at the 5th Design in Mental Health Conference & Exhibition on the 16th-17th May at The National Conference Centre (previously named National Motorcycle Museum), Birmingham. The event consists of the Design in Mental Health Network’s annual conference, awards […]

  • Vistamatic Lifetime Warranty

    What sets us apart from the competition is Vistamatic can offer secure vision panels with a lifetime warranty against faulty manufacture as a result of the installation of its new integrated spindle cam mechanism (Patent pending No. PCT/GB2010/001871) The mechanism was designed to the highest specification and is totally unique to the market. Both durable […]

  • IHEEM / Healthcare Estates Review

    Vistamatic and sister company BetweenGlassBlinds occupied stand (E23) at Healthcare Estates last month and once again it was a hive of activity. We enjoyed catching up with old and new faces over the course of the two-day conference and exhibition and look forward to seeing you again soon. Our Vistamatic vision panels went down a […]

  • Healthcare Estates Conference & Exhibition – Come and see us on stand E23!

    Vistamatic will be exhibiting on Stand E23 at Healthcare Estates on the 4-5th October, the event is held at Manchester Central and consists of the prestigious IHEEM Annual Conference and the UK’s largest trade exhibition for the sector. Vistamatic Showcase… Vistamatic triple-glazed, privacy vision panels are suitable for all healthcare and clinical environments. Vistamatic vision […]

  • SUREview

    The SUREview by Vistamatic is the discreet and safe vision panel and bead designed exclusively for the Symphony Doorset. SUREview anti-ligature vision panels from Vistamatic offer a combination of high integrity glazing whilst incorporating a stainless steel frame and anti-ligature device specifically designed for challenging Mental Healthcare environments. Beautifully engineered utilising the Vistamatic Integrated spindle […]

  • Less than 3 weeks to go – Design in Mental Health Conference & Exhibition

    Vistamatic will be exhibiting at the 4th Design in Mental Health Conference & Exhibition on the 17th-18th May at The National Conference Centre (previously named National Motorcycle Museum), Birmingham. The event consists of the Design in Mental Health Network’s annual conference, awards dinner and an exhibition that showcases the latest product innovations designed to enhance […]

  • Peterborough City Hospital – Case Study

    Peterborough City Hospital, is now regarded as the City’s most significant building project since the cathedral was built in 1238. The healthcare campus features: a 612-bed, 22-theatre Major Acute Hospital; a 98-bed Mental Health Unit; a 39-bed City Care Centre; a multi storey car park; helicopter pad; hard and soft landscaping and highway works. The […]

  • Tonna Hospital, Dementia Suite Refurbishment Update

    Marcus Eyre, Project Manager for the newly refurbished Suite 3 Dementia Ward at Tonna Hospital was looking for something new and innovative when planning the works. He attended a Mental Health and Dementia forum where he met with Vistamatic, who had one of their new Vistamatic anti-ligature vision panels with artwork on show which caught […]

  • Tonna Hospital – Dementia Unit, Case Study

    Marcus Eyre, Project Manager for the newly refurbished Suite 3 Dementia Ward at Tonna Hospital was looking for something new and innovative when planning the works. He attended a Mental Health and Dementia forum where he met with Vistamatic, who had one of their new Vistamatic anti-ligature vision panels with artwork on show which caught […]

  • Design in Mental Health Conference & Exhibition – May 2016

    Vistamatic will be exhibiting at the 4th Design in Mental Health Conference & Exhibition on the 18th-19th May at The National Conference Centre (previously named National Motorcycle Museum), Birmingham. The event consists of the Design in Mental Health Network’s annual conference, awards dinner and an exhibition that showcases the latest product innovations designed to enhance […]

  • SUREview Anti-ligature Vision Panel

    The NEW SUREview by Vistamatic is the discreet and safe vision panel and bead designed exclusively for the Symphony Doorset. SUREview anti-ligature vision panels offers a combination of high integrity glazing whilst incorporating a stainless steel frame and anti-ligature device specifically designed for challenging Mental Healthcare environments, all SUREview vision panels are offered with the […]

  • Wrightington Hospital Update

    The design of the new £18 million facility at Wrightington Hospital has been developed for client Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh (WWL) NHS Foundation Trust and is being undertaken by Integrated Health Projects (IHP), a joint venture between VINCI Construction UK and Sir Robert McAlpine, under the NHS Procure 21+ framework. The hospital is a recognised […]

  • Vistamatic Showcase…

    Vistamatic triple-glazed, privacy vision panels are suitable for all healthcare and clinical environments. Vistamatic vision panels offer a combination of high integrity glazing, incorporating a stainless steel frame and anti-ligature device and featuring the VistaGlide™ IAS (Impact Absorption System), providing silent operation. Vistamatic also offer a wide choice of over 100 shades of colour, or […]

  • SUREview, our NEW vision panel exclusively for the Symphony Doorset

    The NEW SUREview by Vistamatic is the discreet and safe vision panel and bead designed exclusively for the Symphony Doorset. The new SUREview anti-ligature vision panel from Vistamatic® offers a combination of high integrity glazing whilst incorporating a stainless steel frame and anti-ligature device specifically designed for challenging Mental Healthcare environments. Beautifully engineered utilising the […]

  • Wrightington Hospital Case Study

    The design of the new £18 million facility at Wrightington Hospital has been developed for client Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh (WWL) NHS Foundation Trust and is being undertaken by Integrated Health Projects (IHP), a joint venture between VINCI Construction UK and Sir Robert McAlpine, under the NHS Procure 21+ framework. The hospital is a recognised […]

  • The New Alder hey Children’s Hospital

    The new £237m redevelopment project at Liverpool’s Alder Hey Children’s Hospital is well underway in Springfield Park, next door to the current site. The new hospital will have 270 beds, including 48 critical care beds and will be surrounded by gardens and feature play areas on every ward. Construction so far sees over 20 Vistamatic […]

  • Healthcare Estates Conference & Exhibition 2015

    Only 9 weeks until Healthcare Estates Conference & Exhibition, Manchester Central Vistamatic will be exhibiting on Stand E23 at Healthcare Estates on the 20-21st October, the event is held at Manchester Central and consists of the prestigious IHEEM Annual Conference and the UK’s largest trade exhibition for the sector. In healthcare, the built environment is […]

  • A Look Overseas – International Case Study

    Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas, is the flagship of Parkland Health & Hospital System and serves as Dallas County’s public hospital. Steeped in tradition and local history, Parkland Memorial Hospital originally opened in 1894 in a wooden building, and was later replaced by a brick construction in 1913, the first brick hospital constructed in […]

  • Wotton Lawn Hospital – Case Study

    Wotton Lawn Hospital is an 88 bed Acute Mental Health Hospital situated near the centre of Gloucester and provides inpatient services for the county of Gloucestershire. The hospital has four admission wards, a Nurse led Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and a Low Secure Unit (LSU). The Service Users at Wotton Lawn are supported by […]

  • Vistamatic enjoy another successful DIMH exhibition!

    Attending for the third year in a row, Vistamatic were again unveiling a new product at the Design in Mental Health Exhibition – Vistamatic Whiteout Panel – The original high quality, versatile vision panel that combines toughened glass and top quality components to compliment any healthcare environment. Offering a combination of high integrity glazing whilst […]

  • Less than 3 weeks to go – DIMH Conference & Exhibition

    Vistamatic will be exhibiting at the 3rd Design in Mental Health Conference & Exhibition on the 19-20th May at The National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham. As well as academic research and expert opinion, the conference includes first-hand testimony from service users themselves, providing unique insights from those already benefitting from mental health facilities. The mental health […]

  • Vistamatic panels installed at North Middlesex University Hospital

    The £17.9m contract for the new Women and Children’s Centre at North Middlesex University Hospital was procured under the ProCure21+ framework and was constructed by principal contractor Kier Construction, with AHP Architects & Surveyors providing the architectural and project management resources.   Vistamatic standard vision panels were a supply only to the project at North […]

  • DIMH Conference & Exhibition – Come and see us on stand 316!

    Vistamatic will be exhibiting at the 3rd Design in Mental Health Conference & Exhibition on the 19-20th May at The National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham. The Design in Mental Health Conference promotes collaboration between professionals to deliver the next generation of mental health facilities. The conference presents the latest service user-led design thinking, products and services […]

  • The Harbour Medium Secure Mental Health Unit

    The Harbour, a new mental health unit situated on the Whyndyke Farm site, Blackpool has a total of 154 beds including a psychiatric intensive care unit. The hospital was designed with extensive input from service users and clinicians and is based on good practice guidance and ‘safety by design’ to ensure that it can provide […]

  • Healthcare Estates 2014

    On 7-8 October 2014 Vistamatic will once again be exhibiting at the Healthcare Estates Exhibition in Manchester Central. On display will be some of our latest product innovations including a newly developed and tested range of colour and graphic options now on offer across all the VISTAMATIC vision panel range.  In addition we will be showcasing […]

  • VISTAMATIC – Seeing The Light…

    VISTAMATIC® constantly strives to remain in the forefront of research and development when it comes to providing the most complete range of secure observation solutions and our most recent testing agenda has focused on light transmittance. VISTAMATIC® products are key to the day-to-day activities and treatment methods within healthcare environments across the globe and as a […]