Surgical Case Carts You Need for Enhanced Patient Care


Surgical case carts are designed to  keep medical instruments and supplies clean and well-organized for surgical procedures. Staff and physicians within hospitals, clinics, and private practices depend upon them for enhanced patient care. Moreover, they are essential to inventory management and overall facility efficiency.

Given their importance, operating room and medical device reprocessing staff are careful in selecting which surgical case carts to include in their next round of medical supply procurement. This is where Forsyth Healthcare comes in. As one of Canada’s fastest-growing suppliers of clinical storage solutions, we have made it our business to deliver the best on the market. Here’s how we deliver impactful outcomes:

3 Reasons Why Canadian Hospitals, Clinics, and Private Practices Turn to Forsyth Healthcare for Surgical Case Carts

1. Handpicked Surgical Case Cart Brands

We’ve spent time discussing key pain-points with our hospital clients when in search of a better surgical case cart solution. Here are some of the main issues they’ve had.

Common Complaints

i) Carts are too heavy

It’s simple, if you can’t easily move a cart to where it needs to be, then there’s an issue. Some carts that use different gauges of steel can be too heavy for staff to push and pull as required, which can lower staff satisfaction and cause workplace injuries. Modern options are lightweight and often made of a combination of stainless steel and polymers. If reduced weight and greater mobility are features you’re looking for, polymers carts with polycarbonate doors offer visibility and are lighter than stainless steel.

ii) Carts are hard to push

Cart wash systems wreak havoc on casters. Without regular lubrication (which rarely happens) carts become hard to push or pull. Modern Revolve™ casters (view specs) solve this by using twin sets of precision stainless steel sealed ball bearings in the axle and swivel which improves cart handling, maneuverability and reduces the overall push/pull force by 32%. They also happen to be maintenance-free. 

We also like the 5th wheel steering assist feature on Metro’s new CaseVue case carts (view specs). When paired with the industry’s only swing up handle these features assure maximum control and add leverage for steering.

iii) Carts do not dry efficiently

Moisture collects bacteria, so carts that don’t dry and trap water efficiently are problematic. The issue is often found with carts that have areas that trap water. Modern options have a stainless post and shelf components that are intentionally linear to ensure there are no uneven levels, dents, or ingresses that confine or corner moisture. 

iv) Carts are difficult to unload

When something disrupts the flow-state of medical staff, patient outcomes are placed at risk. This means a cart that is difficult to unload is unacceptable. Closed cases must have doors that open easily, and roll-out features that must not “stick”. Roll out shelves help make unloading carts easier and safer because they can see what they’re unloading instead of reaching blindly under a shelf that doesn’t move.

We understand these pain-points, and have partnered with manufacturers that solve all of the above. Really. Below are a couple surgical case cart brands we have handpicked, but we also do custom case cart fabrication:

  • Pedigo Case Carts
  • Metro Case Carts
  • Custom Fabrication by Forsyth Healthcare 

Surgical Case Carts for Sale Canada - Casters

View more on these trusted brands, or keep reading for more insight into why your practice should work with Forsyth Healthcare.

2. Custom Solutions for Custom Challenges

No hospital, clinic, or private practice is the same. Square footage, staffing, medical procedures and services, regulations, and patient makeup varies from one facility to the next. Surgical carts solutions must be adaptable to each. In partnering with key manufacturers and employing our dedicated level of service, Forsyth Healthcare is able to offer truly custom solutions that enable impactful outcomes for our clients. Here are two customizations that we have done recently for BC Hospitals:

  • customizing shelf sizes to properly fit supplies, equipment and instrument trays.
  • measuring cart washer chambers and adjusting overall cart dimensions to maximize efficiency. In one hospital, Forsyth was able to fit three carts in their washer per load instead of two simply by working with the manufacturer to decrease the overall external size by 1 inch. That increased the efficiency of their wash cycles by 33%.

Pro tip: Closed carts can be off-the-shelf or custom-built to your desired specifications. Options include models with clear doors, stainless steel construction, cool touch antimicrobial wide grip handles, security door latches, picklist/paper holders, door catchers, rotating biohazard indicators and much more.

We can make carts in any size or configuration. When you work with Forsyth, we provide a thorough selection and design process so you get the right solution for your space. 

3. Assembly Available

Allow your staff to stay focused on what they do best: patient care. Our team can provide a turnkey service that takes care of unpacking and putting carts into service quickly. Our expert team has helped several large healthcare facilities across British Columbia, including BC Cancer, Royal Columbian and Vancouver General Hospital.

View more on surgical case carts for sale in Canada through Forsyth Healthcare. If you have any questions about available products, prices, shipping, and added service, please contact us at your convenience.

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