Julie Cook, Rachael Boakes, Cheryl Finch, and Emma Wythe - Asteral

Asteral celebrates its first anniversary at Peterborough

Asteral, the medical equipment solutions company, has completed its first year of operations at Peterborough, as part of its MES covering three new buildings for health services in the city. Asteral now services two of these completed buildings and assists in the design solution for the new PFI Peterborough City Hospital, which is currently under construction.

Its first year has seen the successful opening of The Cavell Center, a new mental health unit and the City Care Centre as well as the successful management of over 480 items of medical equipment. This includes the specification, procurement and installation of two fully equipped x-ray rooms each featuring a GE Definium 6000 and the installation of two GE Voluson 730 Expert ultrasounds.

Apart from one response desk phone call, which took more than 15 seconds to be answered, every one of Asteral’s extremely tight KPIs has been met and surpassed.

Operations Manager, Robert Avery, said that “we’ve been particularly pleased with the Trust’s reaction to achievements such as an average 99.99% uptime for the equipment we have installed so far.” But Avery explains that for Asteral, there is no time to pause, “next year will see the opening of Peterborough City Hospital, for which we will procure and install 130 major items of the building’s new equipment from many different manufacturers as well as managing around 8000 items of transferring medical equipment.”

Photo attached showing from left to right:

  • Julie Cook – Senior Radiographer and Clinical Lecturer
  • Rachael Boakes – Radiographer
  • Cheryl Finch – Radiology Care Assistant
  • Emma Wythe – Student Radiographer