Asteral awarded place on new medical maintenance framework

Asteral Protect and Asteral Protect+ available through North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative Framework for Medical Equipment Maintenance

Asteral has been awarded a place on the North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC) Framework for Medical Equipment Maintenance.

The framework, which went live on 2 December 2013, offers its 39 members and associate members an additional route through which to procure medical equipment maintenance services from pre-approved and highly-qualified suppliers.

The contract can also be accessed by non-members upon payment of a contract access fee.

As an NOE CPC Framework provider, Asteral will offer a fully-managed, multi-vendor maintenance service that provides flexible and high-quality support for a wide range of critical medical equipment – Asteral Protect. In addition, Asteral will be offering its new premium maintenance service Asteral Protect+ delivered by its own qualified engineers.

This new service will be available seven days a week as standard, including out-of-hours planned preventative maintenance and weekend reactive maintenance.

Through inclusion on this framework, Asteral looks forward to enabling NHS trusts to achieve these cash savings, while providing a quality service in line with clinical requirements

Asteral Protect+ is designed to assist NHS hospitals to optimise equipment availability, reduce patient cancellations, and meet the demands of delivering patient care seven days a week. For every framework place awarded, Asteral has passed a series of rigorous checks, with every aspect of Asteral’s service, experience and contract examined to ensure that the service delivers the best possible value.

Christopher Langley, Asteral’s chief executive, said: “The NOE CPC Medical Equipment Maintenance Framework shows the growing appeal of multi-vendor maintenance services in the marketplace as a way to secure cash savings for NHS trusts. Through inclusion on this framework, Asteral looks forward to enabling NHS trusts to achieve these cash savings, while providing a quality service in line with clinical requirements.

“We are delighted to add Asteral Protect+ to our range of Equipment-as-a-Service initiatives, aligned with the growing demand for clinical services to be delivered seven days a week.”

Asteral Protect+ will be offered at selected locations across the UK on certain modalities. Contact Asteral for more details on 0118 900 8100 or by emailing info@asteral.com

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