Ricoh Ireland announced on April 18th that it had donated 44 nearly-new print and document management devices worth more than €175,000 to Temple Street Children’s University Hospital, allowing the hospital to make significant savings. The savings will now be redistributed within the overall hospital budget and can be used to fund medical devices and equipment. The devices include 33 from biotechnology company, Amgen. Before delivery, Ricoh serviced the entire fleet, provided new parts as necessary, and fully tested the equipment to ensure optimum performance. It also waived any revenues that could be won through a contract with the hospital. Ricoh then worked with its logistics provider, Cargocare, which agreed to transport the printers to Temple Street free of charge. Ricoh’s suite of devices replaces a wide range of 14-year-old disparate printers, which didn’t have the capabilities of modern document services technology. The devices are now being used across multiple key departments, including laboratories, operating theatres, radiology, wards, ICU and in the School of Nursing. Charts and records that were previously in paper form can now be securely accessed by the hospital’s 1,400 doctors, nurses and other clinical and non-clinical staff from any of the new devices. Departments located in different parts of the hospital can also more effectively collaborate by sharing documents using the collaborative Ricoh technology. Following the installation of the devices, Temple Street now expects at least a 15% reduction in print running costs.