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 five per cent.

The project was being completed in three phases, beginning with the refurbishment of two existing wards and an extension to the front of the building to provide the new paediatric emergency department entrance.

Vistamatic standard vision panels and SmartGlass, were a supply only to the project at Sunderland Royal Hospital, they were open/close vision screens used in the entrance doors to the wards for the benefit of the hospital staff to observe patients whilst minimising the disruption to the other ward users.

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