Level 05 Pharmacy Robot

Nevada Construction were chosen to reconfigure the pharmacy at Derriford Hospital to install the BD Rowa™ Vmax Robot.

Our goal was to integrate this advanced technology to improve the pharmacy’s efficiency and operations, all while maintaining the hospital’s ongoing activities.






University Healthcare Plymouth NHS Trust



8 Weeks

Derriford Hospital

Our Approach

Nevada Construction successfully reconfigured the pharmacy space at Derriford Hospital for the installation of the Vmax Pharmacy Robot by BD Rowa™, highlighting our expertise in integrating advanced technology within healthcare settings.

Our approach was carefully planned, focusing on minimal disruption to the hospital’s operations. We worked closely with BD Rowa™ installation team to ensure the robot was integrated seamlessly into the pharmacy, enhancing its functionality without impacting the ongoing services.

The Machine

The Vmax Pharmacy Robot, with a 99.9% uptime, ensures consistent, reliable operation within the hospital pharmacy. Designed to meet the specific needs of healthcare settings, it supports pharmacy staff by automating the storage, retrieval, and dispensing of medications. This automation allows healthcare professionals to focus more on patient care and less on manual tasks, significantly improving the pharmacy’s operational efficiency.

Community impact

The installation of the Level 05 Pharmacy Robot at Derriford Hospital directly enhances patient care through improved pharmacy operations. Key benefits to the local community include:

  • Enhanced Efficiency: The robot’s automation speeds up medication dispensing processes, significantly reducing waiting times for patients.
  • Improved Accuracy: By automating medication storage and dispensing, the robot minimises human error, ensuring patients receive the correct prescriptions, enhancing patient safety.
  • Increased Focus on Care: With routine tasks automated, pharmacy staff can allocate more time to patient consultations and personalised care, improving the overall healthcare experience.
  • Operational Excellence: The robot supports the hospital’s commitment to operational excellence in healthcare, ensuring medications are managed and dispensed with complete efficiency and reliability.

    A Personal Note

    As the second pharmacy robot installation in our portfolio, this project holds a special place in the heart of Team Nevada. It reflects our commitment to innovation in healthcare construction and our dedication to our community. We are honoured to contribute to the legacy of Derriford Hospital, marking another chapter in our journey to advance healthcare facilities with our work.


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