Asteral is pleased to announce that Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has renewed its Asteral Protect service for a further three years. The new managed maintenance contract for diagnostic imaging equipment has been agreed via the London Procurement Partnership framework, and is further to the success of the previous two-year service which began in April 2012.
The new Asteral Protect contract will provide the Trust with further cost savings and operational benefits including: unique vendor-neutral procurement expertise and advice; a single point-of-contact service centre for all service requests; guaranteed uptime; and improved detailed reporting on equipment performance.
Asteral Protect gives the flexibility to customise maintenance services to meet the clinical and financial needs of the service leads and Lancashire joins a growing number of Trusts who are realising the savings that Asteral can offer them. Asteral now delivers its maintenance service to ten NHS Trusts in over eighteen hospital sites.
Jason Long, Business Development Director at Asteral said: “Asteral is delighted with the award of this contract – the renewal serves as testament to the success of Asteral’s Protect service and competitive pricing. Asteral’s range of services delivers measurable cost and efficiency savings for the management and maintenance of critical medical equipment. Hospitals are able to make vital savings on their non-pay spend and remodel the way they plan the maintenance of their medical facilities, achieving improved efficiency and productivity.”