PCT Records Department – Sussex
The Medical Records Department of this Sussex based Primary Care Trust was facing a problem familiar to all Medical Records Managers. Patient records were housed in a number of separate, off-site buildings. Access to case files needed to be improved to ensure that patients continued to receive a first class service, to enable medical professionals to provide quality care and to reduce administration costs.
The solution was to centralise all their medical records in a single location. The Trust already owned an industrial warehouse which housed some medical records. When the connecting warehouse became vacant the PCT decided to acquire it and now the records from the satellite storage areas could be consolidated. The brief, set out by the Trust was to provide as much shelving capacity as possible within the warehouse, to meet current levels and to facilitate future expansion.
Mistral adjustable shelving, mounted onto a M.¶bilismobile base system had previously been installed into the first warehouse, so this product was the obvious choice. The contract was installed in two phases. 3120 linear metres of shelving in phase one and a further 1560 linear metres in phase two. In all 585 bays of shelving. An important element of this particular system is the finish. All surfaces are coated with Activecoat, a hard wearing, anti-bacterial epoxy-powder paint that reduces the danger of MRSA, E-Coli and Bacteria by 99.9% and will continue to work for the life of the coating.
Sales & Marketing Director, Alastair McKay commented, “As a trade only UK manufacturer, we are proud of our products and our network of professional distributors. Working in collaboration with a local distributor each phase of this prestigious installation was completed on schedule and without disruption to the day-to-day operations of the department.” He added, “We value our distributor customers and rely on them to promote our range of shelving systems and lockers and in return we provide quality products and a support service to match.”
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