Harris Memorial Surgery

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Project Features

  • Metal window guards
  • Secure door locking system
  • Integrated alarm
  1. The Requirements

    When Harris Memorial Surgery decided to convert the medical records storage room in its main building into a new consulting room, it needed to find secure new storage space for these confidential documents.

  2. The Solution

    Karen Beswetherick, Deputy Practice Manager at the surgery, says: “Our principal concern was security, as we needed to store highly confidential patient records in the new facility. We looked at a number of options, including constructing an extension to our building, but the standard of buildings offered by Portakabin, combined with the simplicity of installing a portable building on site, meant that Portakabin offered the best solution.”

    With limited space available on site, the surgery wanted to buy the largest possible Portakabin building that would fit within an enclosed area adjacent to the main building. The optimum-sized building proved to be a Portakabin Solus, which provides a spacious, robust and energy-efficient environment, perfect for keeping valuable documents dry, secure and in prime condition. Like all Portakabin buildings, it is constructed to meet all permanent building regulations, providing a durable, comfortable, high-quality building for long-term use.

To meet the high-security requirements of this medical record storage facility, Portakabin fitted the building with metal window guards to complement its secure door locking system. Once installed, the building was also integrated into the surgery’s existing alarm system to enhance security levels.

Karen adds: “The building was delivered to our site on the agreed date, as promised by Portakabin. Installing the building was a real challenge because access was difficult and the site was so tight. The delivery team did a superb job, expertly and safely manoeuvring the building into place and installing it within a day. Portakabin were excellent from day one, working around us when we had to delay the project due to funding issues, and ensuring we got the building we needed as soon as we were ready for it.”

The new Portakabin building is excellent and we are delighted with the standard of storage space it provides. It is totally secure and complies with all requirements for medical record storage. It’s really nice inside too; in fact it’s even warmer and more comfortable than our main surgery building.

Karen Beswetherick, Deputy Practice Manager, Harris Memorial Surgery

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