Cost savings of £100K+ per annum through fleet consolidation & rationalisation
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust has had an important role in healthcare in and around Salisbury and throughout the region for over 250 years.
As the community has grown, so has the services and reach of the Trust.
Today, besides being the largest employer in the area, it also involves the community through its Council of Governors and charities, such as Stars Appeal and ArtCare.
The Trust covers South Wiltshire, North and East Dorset and South West Hampshire and provides a
wide range of clinical care, which includes general acute emergency services to approximately 225,000 people.
Salisbury Hospital had an unmanaged fleet consisting of circa. 1,000 devices from four different manufacturers. Up to 50% of these devices were un-networked meaning service delivery could not be fully automated so the trust wanted to put an control effective print strategy in place to deliver efficiencies and cost improvements throughout.
One of the key issues faced by the Trust was that management staff were unaware of what was being printed and which devices were on-site as there was no management information available.
Following rationalisation, Apogee have reduced the Trust’s print fleet to 358 devices. This method of consolidation has enhanced print efficiency by maintaining the required print levels despite using fewer, but more efficient, HP devices.
Apogee were able to safely deliver the roll-out of the Managed Print Service replacement programme, enabling the Trust to operate at it’s best possible level throughout the lockdown restrictions & going forward.
The new MPS implementation was also able to solve one of the trust’s biggest issues of having an unmanaged fleet.
The new fleet equipped with PaperCut print management software enabled the trust’s management to view individual printing habits, therefore identifying key print trends and aligning with their overall sustainability goals. These simple, yet key steps saved the trust circa 100K per year.