Regionshospitalet Gødstrup optimized its flow and improved the working environment with centralized bed storage

E/Porter gives the hospital great human and resource savings on bed management



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Regionshospitalet Gødstrup is Denmark’s newest hospital and was inaugurated in 2022. It functions as a super hospital with a wide range of specialties, including emergency reception/care. The hospital serves about 300,000 citizens in the western part of Region Midtjylland and employs 3,800 people across five clinical service departments, housing approximately 500 beds. It features advanced facilities for treatment and diagnostics, including state-of-the-art operating theaters and intensive care units.

Regionshospitalet Gødstrup has been designed with a focus on sustainability, which includes, among other things, energy-efficient systems, environmentally friendly buildings, and resource-optimized workflows. From the initial groundbreaking and construction start in 2012 to its inauguration in 2022, the development repeatedly overtook the construction process. This included new opportunities for centralizing bed storage to alleviate environmental impact, free up resources, and create space for other purposes.

EFFIMAT stepped in at a critical point when the hospital’s original provider of bed storage solutions gave up.

It was a challenge that the hospital initially lacked oversight of its needs, space, functionality, technology, and IT. The collaboration between Regionshospitalet Gødstrup and EFFIMAT therefore became a pioneering project, requiring special adaptations, which they designed together in close collaboration—based on estimated needs analyses.

The solution was the modular E/Porter storage and transport units for hospital beds, tailored to the construction and the hospital’s needs.

The four high shafts with E/Porter give Regionshospitalet Gødstrup many advantages:

Centralizing bed storage in a separate E/Porter module has given Regionshospitalet

Gødstrup significant resource gains, with improved flow and work environment as the central benefits.

At the same time, the need for local buffer storage on the hospital floors has been eliminated, as clean beds, dirty beds, and extra storage capacity are now anchored in E/Porter. Notably, the transport solution reduces manual handling and significantly decreases the number of “porter steps” during a workday.

The modular E/Porter solution provides measurable savings for the hospital, both now and in the long term with potential for vertical expansion and possible extensions.

“One of the great advantages of E/Porter is that the many walking steps involved in bed changes at the clinical departments have been replaced by wheeled transport.
This means better flow and a better work environment.”

Claus Dam, technician at Regionshospitalet Gødstrup

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