Case Studies

North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust

North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust consists of two hospitals Whitehaven and Carlisle. In order to improve efficiency and reduce costs the Trust tasked its medical records department with merging two hospital facilities into one new off site facility. Following procurement of a 30,000 sq ft building at Kingmoor Business Park the Trust needed to source appropriate shelving for over 10,000 linear metres of library storage capacity.

In order to arrive at an appropriate solution NCUHT advertised the requirement through OJEU. A tender competition was conducted which resulted in the selection of Rotadex’s Fineline medical records shelving solution. Fineline is made from British steel with a clean powder coated finish. The Fineline system has been designed as a safe and efficient means of storage and its smooth lines and robust architecture make it ideal for large scale library use. Rax 1 Workbenches were also selected to facilitate the reception, sorting and despatch of casenotes. Fineline is manufactured in Rotadex’s 50,000 sq ft manufacturing facility which is equipped with the latest automatic steel conversion equipment. Fineline is made in Britain from British made steel and comes with a 15 year warranty.

North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust now has a centralised medical records facility complete with over 10,000 linear metres of storage capacity which will now allow the merger of two facilities into one purpose built medical records management service.