On this page, we answer frequently asked questions (FAQ) about medical trolleys in Australia.
Does Health ID recommend or stock any particular brand of medical trolley?
Health ID currently stocks Capsa Healthcare, GM Medical and Ergotron stainless steel medical trolleys in Australia. All three brands are well-regarded in the healthcare sector. We usually keep a good supply of stock on hand.
Are medical trolleys known by different names?
Yes. Medical trolleys in Australia are sometimes referred to as medication trolleys, anaesthesia carts, emergency trolleys, instrument trolleys, medical carts and crash carts.
What are medical trolleys made from?
Medical trolleys are typically made from quality stainless steel and durable plastics (that can withstand disinfectants). Stainless steel medical trolleys are found in most Australian healthcare facilities.
What are the characteristics of a quality medical trolley?
A quality medical trolley – the type found in most Australian hospitals – is characterised by good ergonomics, quality construction and flexible storage. A quality medical trolley is also easy to clean and backed by a genuine Australian warranty. Most leading trolley manufacturers are ISO 9001 certified.
In relation to cleaning, a medical trolley must be able to withstand the strong disinfectants used in the healthcare sector. Cheaper, non-branded medical trolleys are sometimes equipped with inferior materials that can’t withstand medical-grade cleaning chemicals.
What can a medical trolley be used for?
Depending on the make, model and accessories, medical trolleys can be used as vaccination carts, medication trolleys, anaesthesia carts, emergency trolleys (crash carts), resuscitation trolleys and instrument trolleys in Australia. As a general rule, medical trolleys can be highly customised. Medical trolleys are also used by many dentists and cosmetic clinics in Australia.
What optional accessories are available for medical trolleys?
Medical trolleys in Australia are commonly accessorised with sharps containers, lockable drawers, glove boxes, add-on surfaces and Intravenous (IV) poles. Many medical trolleys are also fitted with cordless barcode scanners, mobile label printers and wireless computers. Flexibility is a key feature of most quality medical trolleys in Australia.
Can the drawers on a medical trolley be colour-coded?
Yes. Emergency trolleys in Australia are often fitted with colour-coded drawers to enable doctors and nurses to identify critical supplies quickly. The Capsa Avalo Pediatric Crash Cart is a good example of a medical trolley that comes with standard colour-coded drawers.
Do medical trolleys come assembled?
As a general rule, most quality medical trolleys come assembled (ready to use). However, medical trolleys may require some form of assembly if they have to travel long distances.
Are medical trolleys covered by warranties?
Most quality medical trolleys are covered by some kind of warranty. For example, GM Medical provides a full 7-year warranty on most of its models, whilst Capsa Healthcare provides a 10-year limited warranty.
Can I buy medical trolleys made in Australia?
Yes. GM Medical manufactures its medical trolleys in Victoria, Australia. GM Medical is ISO 9001 certified and registered with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). What makes GM unique is that it provides a custom design service for hospitals and aged care facilities in Australia.
For more information on medical trolleys in Australia, please call the knowledgeable team at Health ID on 07 3303 0219.