Medstor has supplied over 370 full-height and base cabinets, for use across the hospital, and which are said to facilitate location of goods and eliminate stock-outs, plus 250 procedure trolleys and mobile carts in a variety of sizes and heights, for the ‘new’ Chase Farm Hospital in Enfield.
Self check-in kiosks, an online patient portal, and a mobile appointment manager ‘app’ at the recently redeveloped healthcare facility are just some of the many innovations that will help patients have greater involvement in their care.
Medstor said: “In such an advanced arena, it is appropriate that Medstor should have been chosen to deliver specialist storage across the new site where our stylish solutions will not only maximise space and streamline materials handling procedures, but will also operate in conjunction with the hospital’s Genesis Automation system. Once up and running, this traceability and inventory management platform will help the hospital improve patient safety and save money.”
Medstor, which has ‘a long and successful relationship’ with the hospital’s operator, the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, undertook its work at Chase Farm Hospital in two phases. The first saw it supply of over 370 HTM 71 full-height and base cabinets, for use across the hospital – from the chemotherapy unit to the day centre’. These cabinets reportedly offer ‘the highest level of organisation’, making the most of all available space, while their use in conjunction with Genesis Automation – a specialist supply chain software system, will ‘ensure that the hospital has complete visibility of the supply chain – from procurement to patient’.
Phase two of Medstor’s contact saw it supply 250 procedure trolleys and mobile carts in a variety of sizes and heights, for use throughout the redeveloped hospital. It said: “Flexible, robust, and easy to manoeuvre, the trolleys and carts not only provide safe and efficient storage space, but are also moveable, hygienic work surfaces that bring essential items to exactly where they are needed, quickly and easily.
The team at Chase Farm Hospital worked closely with Medstor throughout, with regular planning meetings, the supply of drawings and samples for review, and extensive trialling all played a part in ensuring that the hospital received storage products that precisely fitted its needs. The company added: “The Chase Farm Hospital project perfectly illustrates Medstor’s commitment to supporting the delivery of exceptional products with equally exceptional customer care; if a bespoke design was required, the Medstor design team was only too happy to oblige, for example by changing the height and handle placement of the trolleys and carts so they fitted under the worktops.”