Sixty years of service continue as HSL delivers urgent COVID-19 support

Distributor of diagnostic imaging equipment, surgical devices, point-of-care technologies and telehealth video-enabled solutions Hospital Services Limited (HSL) has been servicing public and private hospitals in the UK and Ireland from its bases in Belfast, Dublin and Nottingham for almost 60 years.

The company reports that it responded to the urgent need to assist fast and effective imaging of COVID-19 patients in early 2020, rolling out digital mobile x-ray equipment and digital retrofit solutions to several hospitals across the UK and Ireland, having already supplied more than 40 Shimadzu MX8 digital mobile platforms.

HSL’s installations are now supported by newly appointed clinical applications expert Ruth Fry, who worked as a radiographer for many years and is proving to be a valuable asset to the imaging team. The HSL engineering support team also adapted its way of working to provide 24/7 cover on COVID-19 critical imaging equipment.

In addition, as movement restrictions and social distancing were implemented throughout the country, HSL’s team was mobilised to install reporting work- stations and diagnostic displays in radiologists’ homes.

HSL partners with manufacturers of diagnostic imaging technologies including Hologic for mammography and Shimadzu (in conjunction with Konica and Canon) for general radiology.

The company says it understands that training, support and proactive service and maintenance are all part of the recipe for success for supplying technologies and improving patient care and comfort.

Chief executive Dominic Walsh said: “What sets HSL apart is the importance we place on ongoing relationships with the healthcare institutions we supply and the necessity for a seamless aftercare service. This enables technologies to be utilised to their fullest extent and offers a sense of added security for customers that we are there as trusted partners to support their internal teams.”

Picture: HSL has installed reporting workstations and diagnostic displays in radiologists’ homes.

Published on page 10 of the February 2021 issue of RAD Magazine.

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