HFMA annual conference - Asteral

Asteral knows the importance of providing key support to the NHS

Asteral enjoyed another successful exhibition at the Healthcare Finance Management Association (HFMA) annual conference, which was held at the Hilton London Metropole from 4th – 6th December 2013.

Asteral, for the second year running, took the role of lead sponsor at the HFMA Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony, as well as exhibiting at the event – one of the most important in the NHS financial calendar. Organised by the representative body for finance staff in healthcare, the three-day conference and exhibition was attended by over 700 senior financial decision makers within the NHS, and followed the HFMA President’s theme of ‘Knowing the Business’.

Asteral understands the importance of critical medical equipment being available when needed, seven days-a-week, and has tailored its services to meet hospitals’ specific requirements, meaning they will only ever pay for the cover they require. Additionally, Asteral offers hospitals maintenance services seven days-a-week with on-site engineer options for near-immediate response times.

Christopher Langley, Asteral’s Chief Executive, who presented prizes at the HFMA Gala Dinner said: “It is well publicised that NHS Finance Directors are experiencing more restraints on their budgets than ever before. Asteral understands the pressures faced by the NHS and is constantly looking at ways it can develop solutions to meet the ever-changing needs of the Health Service today; most recently with the introduction of a service that can cover the maintenance needs of Radiology departments seven days a week.

The HFMA event gives Asteral an unparalleled opportunity to converse with many of those working with restricted budgets and suggest ways to make vital savings on the procurement, management and maintenance of their critical medical equipment.”
Visit www.hfma.org.uk to view highlights of the HFMA exhibition and Gala Dinner.