Medstor helps to bring renal dialysis to communities across Ireland

Working with main contractor B. Braun Avitum, Medstor provided storage and specialised clinical equipment for a clinic in County Wexford

Medstor recently provided essential healthcare materials handling and management solutions for a new renal dialysis clinic in County Wexford, Ireland. Working with the main contractor B. Braun Avitum, Medstor delivered a range of trolleys, trays and lidded boxes for efficient storage of general items, as well as more specialised clinical equipment in the form of mobile module carts. The carts are available in a wide variety of materials, finishes and colours: the team at Wexford chose brilliant yellow to complement the clinic's design. Medstor had to work within a tight timeframe, with only two weeks to design and manufacture the goods. The deadline was met and the clinic opened on time.

Medstor's unique module carts are multi-functional storage units, each one designed specifically for the environment in which it will be used. In addition to the functionality offered by the carts, Stephen Byrne, operations manager at B. Braun Avitum, was impressed by the look, feel and quality of the product. He also appreciated the flexibility of design that Medstor could offer, so as well as ordering several general carts for the storage of treatment consumables such as gloves, he commissioned a specialist Resus Cart, without which the clinic could not open. The easy to store, highly manoeuvrable Resus Cart provides a platform for the equipment and consumables needed at a moment's notice for in-clinic resuscitation, with its internal tray system ensuring it is always fully stocked and ready for use.

Stephen Byrne said of the project: "The new renal dialysis centre offers world-class medical infrastructure in a community setting, operating with a best practice model of dialysis care. This includes partnering with sector-leading companies for the provision of equipment, goods and services. B. Braun utilised its longstanding partnership with Medstor for the supply and installation of all medical trolley and storage equipment required for completion of this flagship project.

"Dom Gradwell and the wider Medstor team offered B. Braun a wealth of knowledge, laser-focused customer care, competitive pricing and a passion for ensuring the project was completed within a very challenging timeframe. We have no hesitation in endorsing Medstor as a company that lives up to its core value of "Sharing Expertise" and look forward to partnering again in the near future."

The clinic, which is also operated by B. Braun Avitum, is the first purpose-built haemodialysis clinic in Ireland, with the capacity to treat up to 60 patients a week in 12 isolation bays, three isolation rooms and a self-care area for up to three patients. The provision of services closer to patients' homes means they will no longer have to travel to Waterford University Hospital, over an hour's drive away, to receive the essential treatment they need up to three times a week. This will have a huge effect on their day-to-day lives, freeing up their time and giving them more independence, as they may now be able to drive to treatment rather than relying on public transport.

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