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Spire Manchester Hospital secured thanks to Abloy UK’s PROTEC2 CLIQ

by Brian Sims

Abloy UK has supplied Spire Manchester Hospital with PROTEC2 CLIQ and Traka 21 advanced key management systems designed to improve the security of medicines and increase nursing efficiency.

Spire Manchester Hospital is part of Spire Healthcare, a leading independent hospital group offering both in-patient and out-patient procedures in a wide range of areas. The company recently invested £70 million to build this new flagship hospital in Didsbury, Manchester.

For many healthcare institutions, nursing efficiency and medicine management can be a major cause of concern, with drugs needing to be secured effectively while also affording nurses quick and convenient access. Nursing efficiency is detrimentally affected by poor key management. Teams using older mechanical systems frequently have problems locating keys to gain access to controlled drugs, wasting nursing time and affecting patient care.

Taking a progressive approach to this process, Spire Manchester Hospital specified a combination of PROTEC2 CLIQ keys and cylinders which were easily retrofitted to a range of Bristol Maid drug cabinets throughout the hospital for theatres, out-patients and several wards.

Staff CLIQ keys are housed in Traka 21 key cabinets fitted across the wards.

PROTEC2 CLIQ is an access control system based on mechanical high security disc cylinders combined with encrypted electronic locking and identification. Power to the lock is provided by the CLIQ key. No batteries or wires are required to either the lock or drug cabinet, making it an ideal retrofit solution – even for applications such as mobile drug trolleys.

The system allows for remote key management, providing comprehensive audit trails on locks and padlocks for end users.

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