Palmerston Regional Hospital Project
Client: Palmerston Regional Hopsital
Location: Holtze NT, 0829
APC was appointed as the supplier of shelving and other storage mediums for Palmerston Regional Hospital in the Northern Territory. Our storage solution involved the commission, supply and delivery of an assortment of products and the development of a new product.
Palmerston Regional Hospital (PRH) is the Northern Territory’s first new public hospital in almost 40 years. The $170 million facility is jointly funded by the Australian and Northern Territory Governments. The hospital opened in August 2018 and will ease pressure on Royal Darwin Hospital. APC was selected as the supplier of shelving and other storage mediums for the project which involved the development of a new product.
The Palmerston Regional Hospital project required an efficient storage solution including a range of static and mobile shelving systems comprising of both metal and wire types, clinical and non-clinical trolleys of various specifications, wire baskets and a purpose-built pharmacy shelving system. Infection control was a key requisite in providing high-quality health care for patients and a safe working environment for staff. It was important APC was able to deliver a storage solution to meet the hospital’s requirements within the specified three-week timeline.
The supply to PRH included 31 Top-Track® Wire Shelving Systems, 41 bays of pharmacy shelving, 60 bays of static wire shelving, 86 bays of Uni-Shelf (Steel Shelving), 1880 wire baskets of different sizes and 388 trolleys of various specifications. To meet the hospital’s infection control specifications and storage needs, APC utilised wire mesh shelving in developing the Top-Track® Mobile Wire Shelving System. The Top-Track® utilises a uniquely designed overhead track instead of a floor track. An overhead track eliminates the possibility of debris gathering in a floor track, provides unimpeded access to aisles and increases the ease of cleaning in and around the unit. The hospital is also equipped with pharmacy and dispensaries, requiring purpose-built shelving systems for managing drugs and medications. APC’s Pharmacy Shelving utilises pull-out shelves, includes a transparent front for stock visibility and has flexible dividers to manage product lines. It can be used to store boxed, bottled and other medication types. The drawers can be mounted both flat or tilted for the efficient management of stock.
Staff at the Palmerston Regional Hospital required an effective storage solution to enhance their objectives in providing superb healthcare to the public. APC delivered and installed an exceptional storage solution resulting in ultimate customer satisfaction. Efficiencies in design, development, sourcing, procurement, project coordination and timely installations made it possible for APC to successfully supply and deliver a superior storage system within a three-week schedule.