Pioneering MES wins second award

Leicester equipment and contracts manager Ernie Thompson with Asteral director John Muolo, Leicester clinical director of imaging Shona Campbell, Asteral managing director David Rolfe and Orchard PPP director Deryck Dipper.


For the second year running, Asteral’s approach to vendor independent Managed Equipment Services has been recognised by the HealthInvestor awards, held at the Hilton Park Lane in London.


A 12-strong judging panel of independent healthcare industry experts praised the MES, saying: “The pioneering partnership between Asteral and the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust has helped the trust reduce its waiting times to significantly below the government’s 18-week target.”


As well as helping the trust reduce its waiting times, 50 new major items of medical equipment were delivered and clinicians’ time has been freed-up so they can focus on patient care.


All three Leicester hospital sites have benefited through the provision and management of ultrasound, MRI and CT scanners, digital x-ray rooms, interventional fluoroscopy, cardiac catheter labs, static and mobile mammography services and three robotic dispensing pharmacies.


See the full report on the front page of the August 2009 issue of RAD Magazine.

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