Asteral delivers new screening room for King Edward VII Hospital

Asteral has successfully implemented a new fluoroscopy system on time and to budget at King Edward VII Hospital in London, a leading London private hospital that also benefits from Asteral’s managed equipment service for its Radiology equipment.

This latest project, replacing a Siemens Siroskop Fluoroscopy system in the imaging screening room with a new Siemens Luminos Excell dRF system, was completed in just eight weeks, from de-commission and removal of the old system to full handover of the new commissioned system to the hospital. The project included the re-design and works required to upgrade the room, providing a refreshed, high quality environment in keeping with the standards and expectations of the King Edward VII Hospital.

Asteral managed the entire project including: full strip out of the existing fixtures and fittings, replacement of floor coverings, new ceilings structure, air conditioning system, sanitary ware, lighting design, doors, furniture, replacement electrical services including MeigAn, and decoration to comply with the latest guidance and recommendations.

Iain Luscombe, Imaging Manager at King Edward VII Hospital said: “Working with Bill Bingham (Asteral) as my point of contact in overseeing the numerous external contractors involved in our digital fluoroscopy room upgrade, I was able to continue my usual job function without resourcing large percentages of my time to project management. The whole process ran very efficiently.”

Stephen Hodgson, Business Development Director at Asteral said: “One of the major considerations was the need to satisfy the infection control protocol of the hospital, with the safety of staff and patients using the room of paramount importance. Our quality inspection centered around these drivers and we are now delivering the new technology with minimum disruption to the hospital, enabling an improved patient service”.

The Hospital also receives Asteral’s managed equipment service as part of a separate three-year contract, with an option to extend to five. This covers all 14 items of Radiology equipment, providing the department with one point of contact for all its maintenance needs.