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#39342 03/07/09 11:26 AM
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A Fisher Paykel CPAP Humidifier, Ser No 080314008255, has turned up at TSS Papworth Hospital. It has an equipment label with the identifier CHC.804 and was last checked in June 2008 by H.S. Have contacted F&P but they are unable to help. Any ideas which hospital this belongs to?
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I see this several times and was wondering is there a better way to track or labelled where the origin is?


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Yes ... how about the adoption of a standard asset coding system throughout the National Health Service?

Hint:- the first three characters should identify the hospital.

You see ... I keep coming up with these genius (better make that "obvious" in actual fact) suggestions ... and what happens? Zilch!

Next "problem", please! smile


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Could be a bit embarrassing Geoff if you work in Titchworth General or Coklebang PCT


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Happens to me all the time, there I am minding my own business and suddenly I have lost a Dialysis machine, next minute wouldn't you know another Anaesthesia machine has fallen out of the hole in my pocket. If anyone can help me trace these machines I would be very grateful.


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Personally, I am suprised that F&P can't tell you the trust they sold it to. Even if they sold it to another company, if they told you who, it would give you something to go on.

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Not sure if this is helpful but the last time I saw an asset label with " CHCxxx " was from Ealing Hospital - good luck with the search.


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The CPAP/Humidifier belongs to the Chest Clinic here at Whipps Cross.

Thanks for the post.
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CHC is Whipps Cross, is CHC part of the post code for that area or was it made up by a committee that CHC is the code for Whipps Cross and if so I would be interested to see the full list of codes if that is possible


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I should imagine that CHC is a local code for "Chest Clinic".

No Neil, it's a bit difficult to see how E11 1NR becomes CHC.

How about E11-1NR-CHC-1234?

Don't tell me, it's too long!

That is:- Post Code (with a "-" to replace the <space>) followed by another "-" followed by whatever code is preferred locally. Obviously (I hope) the 1234 is a sequential number series (0001 to 9999).

Using such a format, the code for the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital (for example) would be:-

GL1-3NN-GRH-1234

And Rotherham General Hospital would be something like:-

S60-2UD-RGH-1234

And (just one more), The Cumberland Infirmary could use:-

CA2-7HY-NCUH-1234

Actually, the NCUH portion is (in all cases) redundant, but it might help to make that part of the code more "readable", as it were. If a shorter code is required, simply use (in this case):-

CA2-7HY-1234

It works for me! smile


Originally Posted By: Garrith
... the last time I saw an asset label with " CHCxxx " was from Ealing Hospital ...

Chest Clinic, yes. But the wrong hospital. Try:-

UB1-3HW-CHCxxx

I rest my case.


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