Healthcare door solutions – part 2

Performance doors for the medical & healthcare sector

Welcome to part two of our three-part series of emails looking at doors for the healthcare sector. This week we will focus on privacy and access control.

When specifying doors for a hospital, medical centre or any other medical or healthcare facility, the chances are that at least some of those doors will need to meet some very specific and sometimes specialist performance criteria.

The good news is that at Performance Doors, we have the expertise and the product range to supply any and every door that is required for your healthcare project – all made by us in the UK to the highest standards.



It is not unusual to need to have a vision panel (a glass window) in a door. They enable people to see whether a room is free; they are a safety feature enabling people to see whether anyone’s coming the other way before they open a door; they may also help let some valuable extra light into a room. But particularly in a healthcare environment, privacy can also be essential.

At Performance Doors we have a comprehensive range of different vision panels with a variety of solutions that offer privacy when it’s needed. Here’s a quick overview:


We have a range of vision panels with blinds that are located between the two panes of glass. There are slatted blinds and Venetian blinds, with manual or fully automated operation, and because they are behind the glass, there is no need to worry about cleaning them.

Switchable glass

Alternatively, you may choose to specify doors with the latest high-tech switchable glass, which turns from clear to opaque at the flick of a switch. The special interlayer is sandwiched between two sheets of glass, protecting it from damage and meaning the glass can be cleaned in the same way as any other piece of glass.


Access control

In a healthcare environment, there are often some areas to which access needs to be restricted. We have a range of access control packages that can be specified with any of our doors and doorsets, ensuring that only authorised people have access to the restricted areas.

All of these solutions can be combined with many different specifications of performance door. Call the experienced team at Performance Doors for expert advice. We are fully operational after the pandemic lockdown, and welcome enquiries for fire doors, acoustic doors, hygiene doors, security doors, x-ray doors and more. For more details contact us on 01244 551360 or