Press release

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust and Siemens Healthineers announce 20-year Value Partnership

Published on October 11, 2023
<ul><li><strong>Long-term Value Partnership<sup>1</sup> to ensure access to the latest technology and drive improvement in healthcare outcomes across Belfast and surrounding areas&nbsp;</strong></li><li><strong>Holistic management of latest imaging and medical electronic equipment&nbsp;</strong></li><li><strong>Value-add services such as consulting and education&nbsp;</strong></li></ul><p>Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH), part of Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, and Siemens Healthineers have announced a multi-million-pound/euro, 20-year agreement to streamline clinical workflows and boost patient care across Belfast and surrounding areas in Northern Ireland. In addition to equipment management, this Value Partnership contains elements such as programs for clinical services optimization and workforce development.&nbsp;</p><p>As its previous managed equipment service contract came to an end, the Trust sought a partner for the future to provide, maintain and replace more than 650 assets from multiple vendors. These include a range of small devices such as patient monitors and syringe pumps as well as diagnostic and interventional radiology equipment. With multi-vendor equipment choice built in, the Value Partnership will ensure delivery of solutions that best fit the clinical needs and preferences of the hospital, where more than 430,000 patients are treated annually.<sup>2</sup> The agreement supports local care in Belfast and regional services for patients across Northern Ireland, including specialist surgery and critical care as well as treatments at the Regional Trauma Center.&nbsp;</p><p>Support from Siemens Healthineers Consulting includes a program to ensure that equipment and facility design optimize workflow efficiency and clinical outcomes. Additionally, the hospital will introduce a workforce development program comprising a range of training, education and hands-on learning experiences from Siemens Healthineers. It is designed to support successful recruitment and retention whilst enhancing development and the overall experience for RVH staff.&nbsp;</p><p>“Belfast Trust is delighted to enter into this new managed equipment service partnership with Siemens Healthineers, a worldwide provider of healthcare solutions with an established track record in high-level technological services,” said Dr Cathy Jack, chief executive of Belfast Health and Social Care Trust. “This investment, over a 20-year period, will ensure the Royal Victoria Hospital continues to provide the highest standard of care to our patients and service users and remains at the leading edge of technological advancements in imaging and medical equipment. We look forward to developing our partnership in the years ahead, with patient safety and experience the central focus.”&nbsp;</p><p>Ghada Trotabas, managing director of Siemens Healthineers Great Britain &amp; Ireland, said: “Our agreement with Royal Victoria Hospital underscores our mutual commitment to providing quality care and making a positive impact on the lives of patients in Belfast and its local communities. We will offer Royal Victoria Hospital access to some of the latest innovations in imaging and medical equipment, as well as enhanced technology and software. We look forward to working side by side on improving care delivery and training the next generation of healthcare professionals.”&nbsp;</p><p>Financial terms were not disclosed.</p><p>For further information on Value Partnerships, please see <a href="https://www.siemens-healthineers.com/services/value-partnerships" target="_blank">https://www.siemens-healthineers.com/services/value-partnerships.</a></p>
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Siemens Healthineers 2023

Siemens Healthineers AG (listed in Frankfurt, Germany: SHL) pioneers breakthroughs in healthcare. For everyone. Everywhere. As a leading medical technology company headquartered in Erlangen, Germany, Siemens Healthineers and its regional companies are continuously developing their product and service portfolio, with AI-supported applications and digital offerings that play an increasingly important role in the next generation of medical technology. These new applications will enhance the company’s foundation in in-vitro diagnostics, image-guided therapy, in-vivo diagnostics, and innovative cancer care. Siemens Healthineers also provides a range of services and solutions to enhance healthcare providers’ ability to provide high-quality, efficient care. In fiscal 2022, which ended on September 30, 2022, Siemens Healthineers, which has approximately 69,500 employees worldwide, generated revenue of around €21.7 billion and adjusted EBIT of almost €3.7 billion. Further information is available at www.siemens-healthineers.com.