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Benefits of Wire Carts in Health Facilities in Canada


Wire carts and mobile shelving units are common sights in workplaces across Canada, fromwarehouses, to commercial storage rooms, office spaces, educational institutions, and the hospitality sector. 

However, we believe that it’s within healthcare that carts and mobile shelving are particularly noteworthy. Thoseresponsible for equipment procurement for hospitals, medical research centers, and private clinics, know first-hand the benefits of wire carts. They are versatile and useful in virtually every healthcare application, critical care areas and clean supply rooms included. Let’s dig a little deeper into  some of those particularly impactful benefits

Top 5 Advantages of Investing in Premium Wire Shelving for Your Hospital or Medical Facility in Canada


The open design of the wire cart brands carried by Forsyth Healthcare offers greater visibility, making it easy for staff to identify and quickly access stored items. No constant opening and closing of drawers and compartments to find, retrieve, and replace what they need when they need it. And in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment, no doubt this can have a positive impact on patient care. 

Clean Design 

Wire shelving is not just dust free, it’s also non-porous and non-shedding, which aligns with the CSA standards for storing clean and sterile supplies. This sets it apart from  painted and wood shelving, both of which lack these hygienic features.


In a healthcare setting, the mobility offered by wire carts can enable game-changing utility. They give you mobility and flexibility to repurpose or reorganize storage rooms and spaces without the need to unload supplies from stationery storage units. 

When selecting mobile wire carts, we recommend choosing a premium wheeling system with casters that are appropriate both for the environments and application in which the carts are being used. Wheel tread materials, shapes, brakes should all be considered. Accessories like donut bumpers  help prevent damage to walls and other equipment.


Adjustability - Benefits of Wire Carts in Health Facilities

At Forsyth, we provide multiple options for wire carts to accommodate your unique storage needs. The brands we carry offer a variety of options and accessories that improve usability and accessibility for your staff, and can be constructed to suit your space.  

For instance, Metro wire carts (sold in Canada through Forsyth Healthcare) feature Super Adjustable Super Erecta Shelf construction. Not only are units easy to assemble, this patented design also makes height adjustments quick and easy without the need for tools, enabling quick reconfiguration of shelves as inventory needs evolve. 

When it comes to those less conventional needs, like storage rooms that  benefit from wire carts fitting into the corners, traditional wire carts won’t work. Thanks to our partnership with brands like Wanzl and Quantum Medical, Forsyth can customize carts that fit into unique spaces with corner-wire shelving

Adaptability (Multipurpose in a Healthcare Environment)

Wire shelves are ideal for larger, flat-bottomed items and products that are packaged in sturdy, non-corrugated boxes (bandages, meds, cotton swabs, etc.). Wire carts can be outfitted with wire ledges, hospital-grade wire baskets, and plastic totes complete with translucent shelf liners to prevent small items from falling through wire shelves. 

But what if you need to store smaller or uniquely packaged items and don’t want to have to clean all those plastic bins? Wire carts can be equipped with basket shelves for bulkier items and IV bags. Fine mesh basket shelves store those smaller supplies really well. Not only do you eliminate the need to clean plastic bins, you’re creating much more efficient storage overall.

And when it comes to heavy-duty needs, we carry wire carts with load capacities as high as 2,000 lbs. Talk about ideal.

Benefits of Wire Carts Canada

Hospitals and larger medical centers can use wire carts for more than medical supplies. The advantages we detailed above also make these mobile storage units appropriate for use in hospital cafeterias, staff lounges, executive offices, and server rooms. 

Facilities can get long-term performance when they choose premium adjustable wire carts that have been manufactured with industrial strength coating. Whether it’s solid stainless steel, chrome, or epoxy, when paired with a high-quality wheeling system, these carts are built to last.

At Forsyth Healthcare, we exist to help you get the most out of your storage areas with great solutions like wire carts and other essential products. View more on our line of wire carts, and contact us today to discuss your unique needs.

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