sliding door / patient room / wooden / aluminum
wooden, aluminum, with glass panel
In healthcare settings, patient toilet rooms and patient restrooms can pose a particular challenge to architects and designers who are trying to accommodate large openings for wheelchairs or bariatric needs within the tight space dedicated to these rooms’ facilities. Often, a 40” or greater clear opening is desired but having such a large door swing into a patient restroom can be very unwieldy and make other ADA clearances extremely difficult to maintain.
Sliding doors can prove an excellent option for such a space, minimizing the intrusion into the small patient toilet room or restroom area by hanging the doors on track assembly that can be located to either the room or restroom side. Aurora Doors’ restroom product solutions can be fabricated of aluminum stile and rail with opaque glass or flush laminate or wood solutions like Acrovyn or high pressure laminates that are suited to such environments. Privacy locks with overrides are available and the soft closing feature of an AD Systems solution ensures patient privacy by fully closing the door even in the absence of a privacy lock. Before specifying Aurora Doors as a patient toilet room or restroom solution, check local code for “breakaway” requirements based on your occupancy type. But in many cases, Aurora Doors can provide an ideal and durable solution for dealing with the space constraints of these areas.