Nedap locker management realizes savings of space and costs

Nedap locker management realizes savings of space and costs

TweeSteden Hospital used to have no fewer than 1600 lockers. Each employee had his or her own personal locker. During a major renovation project in the hospital, it became clear that there would be insufficient space available for this cloakroom facility for the nursing staff. The care institution therefore started looking for a different approach: the day locker principle. Now employees are only allocated a locker during their shifts. As a result, TweeSteden Hospital can get by with fewer lockers, and therefore less space.

Looking for space savings
TweeSteden Hospital had no fewer than 1600 lockers. Each employee had access throughout the year to a personal locker with a traditional lock. This had a number of disadvantages: keys disappeared without a trace, there was no insight into use of the lockers and management of them was opaque. During a major renovation project in the hospital, it became clear that there would no longer be sufficient space available for this cloakroom facility for the nursing staff. The care institution therefore started looking for a different approach: the day locker principle. One approach to this is dynamic locker management, under which each employee is allocated his or her own available locker for the duration of his or her shift. This allows TweeSteden Hospital to save space, because fewer lockers are needed.

No extra keys
TweeSteden Hospital had drawn up a number of specific wishes in advance. One preference was that the new locker system should operate on the basis of the existing staff access card, so that no additional key would be needed.

The lockers would have to be of good quality and user friendly, and be able to handle heavy use. Management of the lockers also had to be simple. With these requirements in mind, the hospital eventually selected the locker management system of Nedap.

As safety and security provider, Nsecure, a certified business partner of Nedap, took care of both the advisory aspect and the entire realisation and supervision, with a positive result.

From 1600 to 500 lockers
Using the day locker principle, it was possible to reduce the number of lockers in TweeSteden Hospital from 1600 to 500. The system is not dependent on a PC, and is therefore fully reliable. Operation of the locks on the door makes the system comfortable and easy to use. The locks retain their status even in the event of a power cut.

Savings on management and maintenance
Intelligent management through the web browser enables the care institution to issue lockers as required. Permanent communication with the locks ensures reliable notification of break-ins and insight into use. This makes intensive key management and replacement of locks a thing of the past. This has enabled the hospital to make major savings in the costs of management and maintenance.

The nursing staff can now safely store their possessions in the lockers. Thanks to this project, the hospital has been able to use the extra space for what it is good in: treating and caring for people.

TweeSteden Hospital
TweeSteden Hospital is a general, regional training hospital. The hospital offers a broad range of care of an excellent quality, within easy reach and with a traditional human dimension. The Tilburg, Waalwijk and Oisterwijk locations each have a different care ambience; they each have a clear added value for patient and family. Within the broad range of care, TweeSteden Hospital has six key areas of focus in which we “do the ordinary extraordinarily well”; care for people with cancer, cardiovascular diseases, the aged, women and children, people with overweight (obesity) and orthopaedic care.

TweeSteden Hospital has approximately 500 beds and offers an inspiring, safe and healthy working environment to more than 2200 employees, including 150 medical specialists.



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