Safety and Security for Hospitals and Healthcare

Hospitals and care facilities have grown to meet the demands of an increasing and ageing population. Many now expand across large areas, containing multiple specialist units dealing with emergencies and in and out-patient services.

It is a service sector that operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year; the safety and security of staff, patients and visitors are vital in creating an environment conducive to patient treatment and recovery, and to allow healthcare professionals to operate without distraction.

The design of fencing, gates, secure enclosures, and access control in and around hospitals and healthcare facilities will typically perform many functions including:

  • • Preventing unauthorised entry and egress from the grounds
  • • Preventing unauthorised entry and egress from the grounds
  • • Protecting patients, staff and visitors from accident and injury
  • • Deterring theft, anti-social behaviour and reducing the risk of malicious damage
  • • Managing the flow of supplies and deliveries
  • • Securing power supplies
  • • Separation of pedestrian and vehicular traffic
  • • Security and access control to clinical supplies, car parking, bicycle storage and clinical waste storage
  • • Mitigating noise propagation into the site
  • • Providing the means for rapid evacuation and access for emergency services in the event of a major incident
  • hospirtal-infographic-layout

    Example Hospital Layout

    1. Vertical bar fencing creates a boundary fence
    2. Bi-Folding Speed Gate for rapid access
    3. Mesh fencing with tamper proof fixings prevents vandalism
    4. Acoustic Barriers reduce noise around fans and air conditioning units while keeping them secure
    5. EuroGuard® Combi safely secures waste and keeps it out of sight
    6. Bollards segregate vehicles and pedestrians
    7. Traffic barriers enable paid access control for visitors and access only for staff
    8. Timber fence panels create a secure and tranquil recovery garden

    Healthcare security fencing and gates

    Whether in new builds, replacement, or refurbishment projects, you will find our experience, expertise and product range ideally suited to the healthcare environment where disruption needs to be minimised, and products are expected to comply with regulations and perform reliably over an extended lifetime of use.

    We offer a wide range of safety and security fencing, gates, internal and external enclosures, automated parking, and access control solutions ranging from RoSPA Approved/BS EN 1176 compliant safety fencing, LPS 1175 certified fencing and gate systems, and rated hostile vehicle mitigation solutions.

    Case Studies


    We manufactured and installed several gates and fencing for the London Ambulance Service stations at six sites around the capital.

    Read Case Study


    We installed black powder coated Bow Top fencing and gates, to match the care home's high standards, creating a non-hostile perimeter for the grounds to keep residents safe.

    Read Case Study

    Timber Fence Panels Create Garden At NHS Spinal Unit

    Our timber fence panels were installed to create a relaxing and private garden for patients to enjoy while recovering at the spinal unit.

    Read Case Study

    Completed Healthcare Projects

    NHS Maudsley Hospital
    NHS Blood and Transplant, Colindale
    NHS St Michael’s Hospital
    The Lister Hospital
    NHS Blood and Transplant, Tooting
    NHS Bradwell Community Hospital
    NHS Poole Hospital
    Manor Care Home

    NHS Goldie Leigh Hospital
    NHS Southmead Hospital
    NHS Chesterfield Royal Hospital
    NHS Buckland Hospital
    NHS Springfield University Hospital
    NHS Queen Elizabeth Hospital
    Cavell Park Care Home

    NHS Homerton University Hospital
    NHS Kent & Canterbury Hospital
    NHS The Hellingly Centre
    All Saints Hospital
    Stoke Mandeville Spinal Unit - Horatio's Garden
    London Ambulance Service


    What is fencing in security?

    Specifying fencing and gates for hospitals

    Hospitals and other healthcare institutions are critical infrastructure where security and safety must be carefully balanced. We look at the recommended solutions to reduce the risk of theft and create safe sites.

    Project EnquirySpecifying for Hospitals and Healthcare


    If you require any product guidance or advice on a project, please get in touch with us using the button below.

    Contact Us