It is really important to service and repair your hospital equipment, below are our top 10 reasons:
1. Ensuring the safety of patients. When medical equipment is properly maintained, it is less likely to malfunction and cause patient injury. This is especially important for equipment that is used in critical care, HDU and ED.
2. To prevent downtime. When medical equipment breaks down, it can take time to get either an internal or external technician to repair it. This can lead to delays in patient care and increased costs for the hospital.
3. Extend the lifespan of equipment. Regular maintenance can help to prevent wear and tear on medical equipment, which in turn, extends its lifespan. This can save your Trust money in the long run.
4. If you buy a service package that lasts a number of years it saves negotiating with other departments over who’s cost it is and where it needs to be equated to – this is often the biggest delay we experience when being asked for a quote for servicing or maintenance.
5. Improve the performance of equipment. Proper maintenance can help to keep medical equipment running at its optimum performance and will often mean the equipment lasts longer.
6. To comply with regulations. Many hospitals are required to have their medical equipment serviced and repaired on a regular basis in order to comply with their Trust or central government regulations.
7. Improved patient outcomes: When medical equipment is properly maintained and used as it should be, it helps to improve patient outcomes. A broken early mobilisation chair sitting in a cupboard / a corridor rather than being used by a patient is something we regularly see.
8. Reduced costs: Regular maintenance can help to extend the lifespan of medical equipment, which can save your department money in the long run. Additionally, preventive maintenance can help to identify and fix problems before they cause major breakdowns.
9. Generally, the longer you use the equipment, servicing it regularly, it not only saves your Trust money, but it also means you are demonstrating sustainability. Most equipment we sell has a lifespan of over 8 years if serviced and maintained.
10. If the equipment is beyond repair, or you have lost confidence in it, we offer a trade-in scheme on most of our equipment – which will allow you to get some money off a new piece of equipment from us.