Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – CAFM and Facilities Management Software for RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences
Background to RCSI University and their requirements
Founded as the national training body for surgery in Ireland, RCSI has been at the forefront of healthcare education since its establishment in 1784.
Today, they are an innovative, world-leading international health sciences university and research institution offering education and training at Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Professional level. Supporting healthcare and hospitals throughout Ireland.
Their largest faculty, the RCSI Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, delivers education and training across the healthcare spectrum through their Schools of Medicine; Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences; Physiotherapy; Nursing & Midwifery; and Postgraduate Studies, and the Institute of Leadership.
They have over 30 sites to manage, including historic buildings, large modern complex buildings, laboratories and accommodation blocks. The campus includes the most advanced clinical healthcare simulation centre in Europe at 26 York Street, Dublin. This building was also voted Ireland’s favourite building at the Irish Architecture Awards 2018.
The RCSI Estate & Support Services Department have used many CAFM / facilities management software systems in the past, with varying degrees of success. They were drawn to Trackplan’s CAFM software at the end of 2020 as it performed the core FM tasks very well and seemed to offer:
– an intuitive and thoughtful interface and design
– powerful features such as the electronic forms and the mobile apps.
– a commitment to continual improvement and someone that they could work closely with.