Facilities

 

  • ACS is situated directly opposite Auckland City Hospital on two purpose-built, access controlled floors covering 870 square metres.
  • The ground floor comprises reception, open plan and closed offices, a dedicated monitor/auditor office, patient/volunteer screening rooms, three outpatient treatment rooms, temperature/humidity controlled and monitored archives room and dispensary.
  • The dispensary is access controlled and monitored for humidity and temperature. It contains two drugs fridges and a freezer, all temperature logged and monitored. The dispensary has a pass-through hatch to a state-of-the art positive pressure clean room containing an Esco Class II biosafety cabinet.
  • The first floor contains a 25-bed ward including 3 private rooms and amenities area with a central 6-position nurses’ station. An electronic nurse call system links patients to nurses’ station and all areas of the unit.
  • A series of 12 GPS-driven digital clocks can be viewed from each bed and other areas of the unit to allow on time dosing and sampling.
  • A fully equipped laboratory includes monitored -30oC and -80oC freezers, three Eppendorf 5810R variable-speed refrigerated centrifuges and two Eppendorf 5702 non-refrigerated centrifuges.
  • Study catering is provided by Farmhouse Limited. Expert dietetic advice is available to ensure study meals meet stringent protocol requirements at the same time as being attractive to volunteers and patients.
  • Volunteers have same-floor access to a dining room, quiet room, telephone, computer facilities including free Wi-Fi connection, Playstation, pool table and wide-screen TV.
  • GE MAC 3500 ECGs are located in screening rooms and ward area.
  • An integrated IT system includes ability for Electronic Data Transfer and top-of-the-range Canon facsimile machine meets the requirement for high resolution paper transmission.
  • A 56 kVa Heimer emergency generator is capable of running all essential services of the Unit in the event of mains supply power failure.