Hospital Storage in Hospitals
Space in hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare centers is expensive: it’s expensive to design, expensive to build, and expensive to occupy. Every foot that’s used for hospital storage is space that could be used for patient care.
Hospitals and other healthcare facilities exist to help people heal. Helping people heal requires a lot of things. Patients need things like slings, syringes, surgical instruments, and more. These items need to be stored whether space is allocated for it or not.
Staff who work in facilities that with inadequate storage really do suffer the consequences. They waste time walking to distant storage areas, moving items and looking for supplies. They also waste time on inventory management issues. We can show you how to:
- Store more in less space
- Improve the patient care experience
- Improve workflows
- Control costs
Store More in Less Space
High-Density Mobile Storage systems eliminate wasted aisle space with shelving that slides on rails. These systems are useful and valuable in healthcare settings, where every cubic inch that’s used for storage is space that could be devoted to patient care. Hospital pharmacies are undergoing major renovations to comply with strict new regulations that govern how hazardous chemicals are stored and handled. Hospitals may have to install clean rooms within the pharmacy’s existing footprint, so compact storage made the most of the space they have
Wheelchairs are bulky and take up a significant amount of room in healthcare facilities, nursing homes, and hospitals. To help free up space in overcrowded storage spaces, store the wheelchairs six feet above the ground with our lift and store system.
IMPROVE THE PATIENT CARE EXPERIENCE
Faster turnaround time often means a better patient care experience. For example, a diagnostic lab needed to rapidly create a six-fold increase in capacity for COVID testing. They installed three high-density mobile storage systems: one for materials management and two for storing test kits in refrigerated rooms. The result? Faster turnaround and less wait time for results.
IMPROVE WORKFLOWS / STAFF EXPERIENCE
Another area of improvement is in the food service area of the hospital. In a university hospital’s food service storage area, systems save space, provide convenient access to stored items, and meet all health and safety requirements. Antibacterial-coated wire shelving is mounted on a powered mobile system that’s equipped with ZFS® safety features. Gapless rail and an aluminum floor discourage the growth of bacteria and other pathogens.
Some hospitals lease electronic supply management systems to store and dispense supplies. We created a 4-Post shelving cabinets system that fit in the allotted space, permitted visibility, and secured with locks. The hospital has realized a savings of $38,000 per year since the cabinets were installed.
Call us today if you need assistance designing a hospital storage area.