The length of time a patient’s record should be kept is determined by law. The length of time varies, depending on the type of record. In europe, for example, patients records need to be kept between 5 – 10 years. Often files that have been in storage for years need to be retrieved at short notice and, on occasion, accessed on a daily basis thereafter.
In such situations, good quality archiving is of the utmost importance. With the increased use of digital patient files, compact solutions such as Bruynzeel’s mobile shelving systems will ensure that essential paper files take up the minimum amount of space.
Hospitals and General Practice offices can use static shelving for efficient storage of medical records, allowing X-rays, patients supplies, surgical trays and so on to be stored in a compact area. This type of storage saves space, thereby cutting costs. In addition to this, Storage Systems also offers a large range of static office cabinets suitable for use in the health care industry.
Our static shelving can be finished with a special antimicrobial powder coating. Ideal for the storage of objects that need to be protected against bacteria such as E.coli, MRSA, and Listeria, the antimicrobial powder coating gives extra protection against infection and minimizes the risk of cross-contamination.
The coating is not a substitute for proper cleaning procedures, but does give users the peace of mind that every step is being taken to promote a hygienic environment.