The labour market is currently becoming increasingly tight. Hospitals are also under pressure due to staff shortages. They want to spend more time on patients, but it’s barely possible. Automating logistics processes can be a way towards solution. At Weber Hospital Systems, we like to think about innovative solutions: from an automated storage system to robotic transport of beds and mattresses.
We have developed an automated storage system for the storage of hospital beds and mattresses. Thanks to the modular design, we can adapt this system according to the specific preferences for each hospital. Does your hospital use our Validated Disinfection System (VDS) for the cleaning and disinfection of beds and mattresses? Then we can connect the storage system to this.
For example, we installed two VDS washing machines in the Herlev Hospital in Denmark with a full automated loading process. Once clean, the beds and mattresses are automatically stored. Do you need an emergency bed or mattress? Thanks to a so-called fast track, beds and mattresses can be processed even quicker, outside the storage system. The system can run 24 hours a day, partly unsupervised.
More and more hospitals are using Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) to transport goods. At Weber Hospital Systems we offer the possibility to use AGVs to transport beds and mattresses within a hospital.
Did you know that an AGV can even load our VDS? This way, the hospital workers who are currently responsible for transporting the beds and mattresses can optimise their time in a different way.
Would you like to know more about the possibilities for automated logistics processes at your hospital? We will be happy to advise you.