Medstor materials handling and management products can be found in hospitals across the UK but their popularity extends much further, thanks to the network of distribution partners that take Medstor solutions to healthcare facilities throughout the world. Medstor has recently been working with a new distributor in Romania: Kapamed International. Representatives from the company travelled to Romania to provide specialist training to the Kapamed team, whose showroom is filled with examples of Medstor equipment, provoking keen interest from the country’s growing number of hospitals. The new Regina Maria Hospital in Cluj, Romania’s fourth most highly populated city, is the most recent to place a substantial order for Medstor products, which will help it to establish itself as the region’s most up to date and well equipped hospital.
As part of its large portfolio of medical materials handling solutions, Medstor carries a highly successful range of innovative mobile module carts, developed to enable clinicians to deliver treatment at the point of care. Regina Maria Hospital ordered 30 carts, each one configured and designed to suit the area and environment in which it would be used – paediatric, resus, therapy, anaesthesia and general medical. Medstor also worked closely with Regina Maria Hospital and Kapamed to create a bespoke compact nursing cart, designed around the hospital’s specific needs. The carts were shipped to Romania for final fitting-out on site, undertaken by Kapamed. Regina Maria Hospital was so pleased with the quality of the Medstor carts that it has since placed further orders for general storage equipment for use across the hospital.
The storage solutions are typical of the highly effective products it designs for healthcare facilities throughout the world
After many years of challenging financial and political instability, Romanian healthcare spending is rising rapidly to bring the country more in line with its European neighbours. Although a considerable gap remains, progress is being made - nowhere is this more evident that at the Regina Maria Hospital, built and managed by the Regina Maria Health Network. Treatment at the hospital is accessed via medical subscription, a medical insurance provided to over 35,000 people by their employers in Cluj. This hospital represents an investment of over 18 million euros and offers modern healthcare treatment over seven well-equipped levels. There are nearly 200 medical staff, including specialist consultants. The hospital has a particular focus on laparoscopic or minimally invasive surgery, and includes a medical imaging centre.
The storage solutions Medstor provided for the Regina Maria Hospital are typical of the highly effective products it designs for healthcare facilities throughout the world. Every element of each racking system or cabinet has beautifully simple, clean, sleek lines that not only complement the theatre or ward design but offer increased storage capacity, better cost efficiency through improved stock control, and dramatically enhanced infection control. As everything made by Medstor is designed and built in-house in the UK, with some final assembly taking place in the receiving country if products are being exported, quality is controlled from start to finish, with a dedicated team working to guarantee the most successful and aesthetic utilisation of space.