Asteral Select is a fully funded managed service that is designed to enhance the delivery of Radiology, Cardiology and Oncology services, while delivering measurable cost and efficiency savings.
Optimising patient services against a backdrop of increasing demand, while also being mindful of costs, is a challenge faced by all healthcare providers.
Asteral Select is a high-quality managed service partnership that is designed to tackle these dual concerns, leaving you to concentrate on providing a safe and functional environment for your patients. As part of your Asteral Select contract, we will work with you to ascertain the right mix of solutions for you, and because we are vendor-independent, you can be assured that the consultation will only have your interests in mind.
These solutions can range from new pieces of diagnostic imaging equipment to the provision of non-clinical staff, and integrated IT services to the supply and management of all the clinical consumables you require. This fully managed service provides the convenience of a single, extended-hours point-of-contact for all of your needs, as well as cash savings and tax efficiencies, whilst always maintaining high-quality patient care.
Asteral Select in action
Just as the NHS offers cradle-to-grave care for patients, Asteral offers this for your equipment: we design and build sustainable environments in which they will operate ahead of their arrival; provide tailored, flexible maintenance via a defined SLA and our own service centre throughout their life; and when the pieces of equipment expire, we decommission and deinstall them, as well as providing like-for-like replacements, with interim service provision included.
Your Select contract will also ensure that you have the non-clinical and technical support staff that you require, while Asteral has secured an MHRA Wholesale Dealer’s Licence for the supply of contrast media.
Clinical consumables are tracked at a procedure level by our integrated IT systems, which also offer a comprehensive suite of systems to track maintenance, training and more. All the data collected is reported in a transparent manner so that it can inform any future decision-making.
Asteral Select quality
Asteral’s significant experience of reliable service delivery helps your hospital to achieve full compliance with CQC and NHSLA requirements and guidelines, with improved monitoring and performance resulting in better patient outcomes.
We currently work with over 60 NHS hospitals and private health centres across the UK, managing 1,300 major assets, including CT and MR scanners, X-ray machines, ultrasound equipment and more. With an average uptime of 99.1%, Asteral Select customers enjoy 4 extra days of equipment provision each year, compared to standard 98% equipment uptime guarantee.
Asteral also manages over 16,500 biomed assets, which experience an uptime of 99.93%, ensuring you have access to a safe, functioning and reliable portfolio.
Asteral Select Services
- Limited or Core asset replacement
- Full asset replacement
- Additional equipment investments
Clinical consumables services
- Clinical choice of Cardiology and/or Interventional Radiology stocks
- Full procurement, inventory management and stock control service
- Automatic reordering
- Integrated IT systems
- Procedure level costing
- RIS and/or PACS integration
Enabling and pre-installation works
- Full specification development
- Vendor-neutral planning service
- Estates interface
- Patient/workflow optimisation
- Tendering and contractor selection
- Project management
- Interim services
- Completion risk