The Foothills Hospital, one of Calgary’s busiest hospitals, needed a way to maximize space and cleanliness in their Infection Prevention and Control unit. As this is a high traffic hospital and these areas are used regularly throughout the day making these spaces easy to clean was paramount. The shelving would hold various samples used in treating patients in the hospital; as such any risk of contamination needed to be eliminated to ensure the best treatment was being provided.
Metro Wire mobiles were installed to save space and to facilitate easy cleaning. Shelving units could be easily moved to allow staff to clean the area underneath the shelves. Ramps were not requested on units that would hold clinical items so that they wouldn’t create collection points for dust and dirt. In addition to facilitating easy cleaning the mobile units allowed the Foothills Hospital to add more shelves than traditional static shelving.