Siemens MES manager at Barts and The London NHS Trust Ian Brookes (left) and senior clinical commissioning coordinator at Barts and The London NHS Trust Mark Viner, with one of the Artis zee systems from Siemens Healthcare.
The first phase of the redevelopment of St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in London has recently been completed as part of a 35-year PFI Project, which includes a Managed Equipment Service partnership between Barts and The London NHS Trust and Siemens Healthcare.
As part of the project, Siemens has installed 11 imaging systems into the new imaging and diagnostics department located within Barts Cancer Centre.
The MES partnership with Barts and The London NHS Trust means that Siemens is responsible for the maintenance, supply and ongoing replacement of all imaging equipment until 2045. The partnership assists with the selection and installation of equipment, along with the training of hospital staff and ongoing equipment maintenance in the new centre, which brings together several departments in one location on the site for the first time.
“The imaging and diagnostics department opened on the exact day we planned four years ago, which was a real team effort and highlights the key contribution of the MES team throughout,” said Mark Viner, senior clinical commissioning coordinator at Barts and The London.
“Having the equipment in one location on the site is logistically much better for the trust as patient management will be easier. Patients can now have all of their imaging examinations in one place, rather than having to navigate around the site.”
See the full report on page 6 of the October 2010 issue of RAD Magazine.