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Ricoh Ireland donates to Temple Street Hospital

Ricoh Ireland donates to Temple Street Hospital

Ricoh Ireland donates to Temple Street Hospital
April 19
09:00 2017

Ricoh Ireland it has donated print and document management devices worth more than €175,000 to Temple Street Children’s University Hospital. The donation will allow the hospital to make significant savings which will be redistributed within the overall hospital budget and used to fund medical devices and equipment.

Ricoh donated the suite of 44 nearly-new print and document management devices to the hospital, including 33 from biotechnology company, Amgen. Before delivery, Ricoh serviced the entire fleet, provided new parts as necessary and fully tested the equipment to ensure optimum performance. It also waived any revenues that could be won through a contract with the hospital.

Ricoh then worked with its logistics provider, Cargocare, which agreed to transport the printers to Temple Street free of charge. Ricoh’s suite of devices replaces a wide range of 14-year-old disparate printers, which didn’t have the capabilities of modern document services technology.

The devices are now being used across multiple key departments including laboratories, operating theatres, radiology, wards, ICU and in the School of Nursing. The scanning capabilities are helping Temple Street become a ‘greener place of work’ by moving towards a paperless environment.

Charts and records that were previously in paper form can now be securely accessed by the hospital’s 1,400 doctors, nurses and other clinical and non-clinical staff from any of the new devices. Departments located in different parts of the hospital can also more effectively collaborate by sharing documents using the collaborative Ricoh technology.

Following the installation of the devices, Temple Street now expects at least a 15% reduction in print running costs. The new solution will also ensure higher uptime, a reduction in maintenance call-outs and a significant decrease in energy and paper consumption.

Before delivering the devices to Temple Street, Ricoh data cleansed and sanitised all of the devices so that they were stripped down to the factory setting, ensuring that all of the previous customer’s data was completely removed.

Tom Foley, Annuity & Services Manager, Ricoh Ireland, said: “At Ricoh, we have a zero to landfill policy and are constantly striving to be a more sustainable business. When Amgen agreed to make the devices available for re-use, we wanted to ensure that the devices went to a deserving new home. They are nearly-new state-of-the-art devices, so we knew that they would be of great value to the right recipient.

“Temple Street Children’s University Hospital has been a valued customer of ours for many years and we knew that their existing printers were in severe need of replacing. The Temple Street Foundation is tireless in its fundraising efforts throughout the year and we thought that this would be a great way to help them save money and use it for a worthwhile cause. It is the first time that we have done something like this in Ricoh Ireland and we hope that this new relationship with Temple Street, along with other charities, will keep going for many years to follow. Cargocare’s eagerness to transport the devices free of charge was crucial to making the project success.”

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