Wyggeston Hospital UNION has supplied its N8899 door closers to the Wyggeston Hospital refurbishment project. The hospital itself was originally founded in 1513 after a grant was made by Henry VIII to William Wyggeston, a wool merchant, and the Mayor of Leicester to provide hospital care for ’12 poor men and 12 poor women’. In the years since then, Wyggeston Hospital has expanded in size, but still offers sheltered accommodation and residential care for the elderly across an attractive 5-acre site. As part of the refurbishment of the hospital’s Agnes House residential home, UNION N8899 swing free door closers were installed to 116 doors in bedrooms and corridors. Particularly useful when specified for the residential home application, UNION’s N8899 electro magnetic door closer incorporates a choice of ‘swing free’ or ‘hold open’ functions from one unit. Interfaced into the fire alarm system and requiring a 24V DC power current, the closer will revert to its self-closing operation in the event of the fire alarm being activated. This swing free functionality helps to satisfy the recommendations of BS8300, as well as the requirements of Approved Document M relating to the Equality Act 2010. Ian Chapman, Regional Sales Manager, said: “The use of N8899 door closers at Wyggeston’s Hospital further reinforces our commitment to providing to the high quality door opening solutions to the healthcare sector. “These door closers have helped the newly refurbished site to remain accessible to its elderly residents without compromising on safety or compliancy.” Melton Mowbray based installer R Morgan Electrical Services supplied and fitted the door closers for the project.