Case study: Portsmouth NHS Trust

In total, our shelving system & design created storage to accommodate 1 2. Million medical records.

Brief

Design, supply & install storage systems to store over 1 million medical records created by the merger of 3 hospitals into 1 industrial unit.

Solution

The project was successfully completed by a team of 10 Oracle storage specialists with the majority of the project being carried out to minimise staff disruption.

In total, our shelving system & design created storage to accommodate 1 2. Million medical records on-shelf files to confidential legal documents and patient information.

Criteria included limited floor space, secure access to documents and heavily loaded shelving, all of which dictated the type of installation to be fitted. Oracle’s Profile adjustable steel shelving provided the necessary strong structure and high capacity and was, therefore used throughout.

As well as the static & mobile shelving systems, two mezzanine floors were installed. One was to create a new office for the 40 staff the other was to house both the static & mobile shelving systems. Two conveyors were also installed, which allows the staff to access the files to different areas quicker & safer, which saves the NHS trust time & money.

This project was a real test of logistics planning as the relocation from 3 separate locations to the new Head Office needed to be completed within a tight time scale which included a holiday shut down.

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