Hamilton Health Sciences and Siemens Healthineers to start procurement process for 129 pieces of diagnostic and imaging equipment as part of Value Partnership
Alastair Harris-Cartwright, | 2020-05-07
- The 15-year Value Partnership, announced in January 2020, will see the renewal of 100% of Hamilton Health Sciences’ extensive fleet of diagnostic and imaging equipment (over 500 pieces of equipment)
- April 1, 2020, marked the service commencement date of the agreement and the start of the procurement process
Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) and Siemens Healthineers are starting the process of procuring 129 newer and better tools to support diagnostic imaging, advanced therapies, and monitoring equipment essential to patient care. The equipment will be delivered over the next 12 months.
The equipment purchase will follow a competitive process that is fair, vendor neutral and transparent to deliver product and services that best suit the unique clinical and patient needs across HHS. This partnership covers the procurement, ongoing replacement and maintenance of approximately 500 systems over 15 years, with the option to extend for an additional 10 years.
“Our relationship with Siemens Healthineers Canada will allow us to us keep pace with the newest, most innovative diagnostic and imaging equipment in our sector,” said Rob MacIsaac, president and CEO, HHS. “This first phase of renewal will account for a significant portion of these tools. Within the next three years, half of this equipment will be replaced and within five years, almost all will be replaced. This will help secure our position as one of the highest performing hospitals in Ontario for years to come.”
Included in the 129 pieces of medical equipment to be purchased are several ultrasound systems, MRI scanners, mobile C-arms, X-ray systems, stress testing equipment, and workstations, among others.
“We are pleased to hit the ground running as we get started in supporting Hamilton Health Sciences as it continues to provide the best services possible for those living in Hamilton and beyond”, said Sevket On, VP, Zone General Manager, Siemens Healthineers Canada. “We are thankful for the welcome our staff on-the-ground in the hospital has received and are looking forward to a successful partnership with Hamilton Health Sciences.”
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