No, Mate ... that's just where you're wrong, I'm afraid. How many times do you see staff struggling with the "wrong" cart? Just open your eyes when you're out in the wards and corridors today!

When I was involved in new hospital projects, the whole issue of "trolleys" was a big deal (well, for those of us who took the work seriously, that is)!

Circulation and Capacities Studies can include stuff like (just a taste so as not to bore you too much):-

- trucks have a handle (or towing bar)
- trolleys are either tall or long
- carts are small and low (hip height)

... but "carts" is as good a generic term as any.

And a good (or should I say efficient) hospital is run on carts! As much as possible should be mobile (ie, on wheels). As we know, there are many types of cart (case carts, janitors' carts, all the distribution stuff - ward supplies, linen et al, plus all the kitchen stuff ... etc.).

Good design is good design, whether its an operating suite ... or the janitors' cart (...or, for that matter, patient monitors, anaesthesia systems ... or computer software)! Beats me how you can make light of such an important matter! wink

If you don't inspect ... don't expect.