Why Hospitals Need Automatic Doors

It is not uncommon to find automatic doors in a range of different environments. For example, supermarkets and retail stores have them, office buildings have them and some educational  properties have them. With this said, perhaps the most useful place they tend to be installed in is hospital grounds, and for good reason too. After all, automatic doors come in a range of different varieties that can make a hospital much easier to navigate. Here are a few reasons why hospitals require automatic doors to be installed…


If you have ever had a reason to visit the accident and emergency room at your local hospital then you will know how depressing a hospital environment can be. In fact, most hospitals have a 4 hour window to see, treat and send patients on their way within however it can often go way beyond this time frame and if your reason for being there is not considered life threatening you will be pushed to the bottom of the list. With this said, behind the scenes a hospital is a very fast paced environment which means that speed and efficiency is key. Running through the halls and manoeuvring beds around can be difficult if you have to prop open every door. Luckily, sliding and swinging automatic doors can make a day much easy and very efficient.

Ease of Transport

In addition to speed and efficiency, it is also important that patients in a hospital are able to get around as sometimes they will be unaccompanied. For example, a patient in a wheelchair will not be able to open and close regular doors so automatic doors not only make a hospital a disability friendly environment, it gives people the opportunity to be as independent as possible. Here at ABC Industrial we install automatic doors all over the country however their importance in a hospital environment cannot be understated. After all, nobody wants to deal with regular heavy duty doors in an emergency situation. To find out more information about our range of products here at ABC Industrial, get in contact with a member of the team today!

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