Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust has formed a 15-year technology partnership with Siemens
Healthineers in order to transform patient care delivery across eight hospital sites. The partnership will ensure the provision and replacement of key radiology equipment, including more than 350 installations, over 200 of which include critical imaging systems.
“This is so much more than a transaction – it is a 15-year value partnership, a relationship enabling us to
provide the very best in care delivery for the people of Greater Manchester,” said divisional director of imaging Catherine Walsh. “Demand for our imaging services is increasing by five to 10 per cent every year, yet we have had to reduce our throughput to deal safely with COVID-19.
“This new relationship gives us the confidence that we’ll be able to continue to invest in the latest technology with the flexibility to adapt it to our needs, now and into the future. All associated factors such as maintenance and budgeting are taken care of. Ultimately, the partnership will enable us to focus on delivering the best patient experience while at the same time helping us to attract and retain leading talent, and develop staff to unlock their full potential.”
The value partnership is set to provide a boost in addressing many of the challenges highlighted in Manchester’s Population Health Plan by improving health outcomes and reducing variation in healthcare delivery across Greater Manchester’s diverse population. With COVID-19 placing restraints on capacity, the partnership will also help alleviate the pressures of infectious disease events, providing the latest imaging equipment for rapid diagnosis, supporting enhanced treatment and outcomes.
“From selection, installation and training, through to maintenance and risk management, this is a long term relationship to help the trust optimise operations, expand capabilities and advance innovation,” said Siemens Healthineers head of enterprise services, Great Britain and Ireland, Nancy West.
Picture: Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust’s partnership with Siemens Healthineers will assist patient care delivery across eight hospital sites.
Published on page 6 of the April 2021 issue of RAD Magazine.