Reference 2019-478

REF:            2019-478

Subject:        EBME/Clinical Engineering/Medical Engineering department

    

 

Request:

NHS Trust:

The details we require are:

  • Does the trust have an internal EBME/Clinical Engineering/Medical Engineering department who are responsible for maintenance, repairs and servicing of medical devices or is this outsourced to an external contractor or is it a combination of in house and outsourced?
  • If outsourced or a combination of in house and outsourced, who is the outsourced contract with?
  • What is the contract renewal date?

 

 

Response:

NHS Trust: Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
The details we require are:

Does the trust have an internal EBME/Clinical Engineering/Medical Engineering department who are responsible for maintenance, repairs and servicing of medical devices or is this outsourced to an external contractor or is it a combination of inhouse and outsourced?

The EBME department forms part of iFM Bolton Ltd. which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bolton FT Hospitals. The EBME department undertakes the servicing and maintenance of the almost all of the servicing of portable medical devices (those that are plugged into socket outlets) in use across the Trust.

 

We do not manage /maintain the following equipment.

 

·         X ray

·         Ultrasound

·         Pathology Lab equipment

·         We currently do not manage Ventilators /SiPap equipment . However we are at the final stages of bringing  the maintenance of this equipment in house.

If outsourced or a combination of inhouse and outsourced, who is the outsourced contract with?
What is the contract renewal date?