HospiMat is revolutionizing vertical storage at Hospitals

At the new Hospital in Stavanger, the world’s tallest and most intelligent bed storage and handling solution is on its way.

In 2024 Stavanger will accommodate their first patient at the new Stavanger University Hospital. The project started back in 2011 and broke the ground in 2018. Since then, the project has risen and starting to take shape.

The Stavanger University Hospital will be Norway’s first to implement vertical storage robots for their beds, medical devices and other supplies. The reason for implementing the new technology at the hospital is to give the hospital staff more time for taking care of the patients.


With the new and innovative vertical lifts and intelligent management, the hospital will gain an overview of where beds are located, how demands are, and which beds should be cleaned and ready for the next patient.

In addition, beds in corridor and transport of beds over longer distances is past. The HospiMat from EFFIMAT has been developed to intelligent store and handle the beds vertical making the beds accessible where they are needed, which eliminate walking distances for porters. The beds will be stored in 4 HospiMat variating from 26 to 40 meters in height.

A highly intelligent and flexible solution

Stavanger HospiMat

The HospiMat is controlled by its highly intelligent and special designed management system, that will monitor the storage capacity and the interchange between the 4 towers. Even with high hygiene demands, the management of both clean and unclean beds can be handled inside the HospiMat.

Further, the solution is developed to integrate with other technologies, such as Automated guided veichles which makes the hospital able to interact between the bed washing unit and the vertical lifts making it a fully automated system. 

Easy and intuitive interface

When a clean bed is needed at a department, the employee simply requests a bed from the touch screen and the solutions brings the bed within 45 seconds. Used beds are just as easily returned into the module and can be monitored from the service level to act according to request / demands. The beds are cleaned or repaired if necessary and returned to the module for the staff to access the beds again.

A special tray with power

Besides storing beds, the HospiMat will also store and handle the hospital’s medical devices. Some of the devices such as EKG devices needs to be powered up while stored, so they are ready when they are requested by the employee. To be able to do that, some of the trays are fitted with plugs, enabling the charging of the devices when they are positioned at the tray.

The Hospital of tomorrow

Hospitals all over the world are trying to find solutions that will help them optimize processes, increase efficiency and create a highly modern and intelligent hospital. But what is most important to the industry is the increasing focus on the patients and their well-being. The HospiMat is developed with that focus in mind and it will create more Time to Care.