Wednesday 28 February 2024
Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_6810

Date Request Received: 07/10/2022 00:00:00

Date Request Replied To: 17/10/2022 00:00:00

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Request Summary: Medical Devices

Request Category: Private Individuals

Question Number 1:
Medical Device
A medical device is any device intended to be used for medical purposes. For the purposes of this query, examples such as Anaesthetic machine, patient monitor, Infusion device, ECG Machine etc.

Electro-Biomedical Engineering, also referred to as Clinical Engineering, Medical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, MEMS, etc.

Approximately how many medical devices/EBME devices does the trust own?
Answer To Question 1:
Trust owned assets are 7493 items
Question Number 2:
Approximately how many patient beds does the Trust have?
Answer To Question 2:
The Trust has 572 beds
Question Number 3:

Planned Preventative Maintenance, ie annual service.

Fully Comprehensive
Maintenance contract covering cost of Planned Maintenance and cost of repair parts and labour of equipment

Ad-hoc support
Subcontracted work to engineering company on an informal basis.

Does the trust subcontract the maintenance of medical/EBME devices to an outside provider(s) or does it maintain the devices using internal engineers?

a) If an external provider(s) is used, what is the name of the company(s)?

b) If an external provider(s) is used, what was the value of the contract when awarded?

c) If an external provider(s) is used, what is the contract type – PPM/ Fully-Comprehensive / Ad-hoc support?

d) If an external provider(s) is used, what is the contract renewal date(s)?
Answer To Question 3:
The Trust does not subcontract the maintenance of Medical/EBME to an outside provider
Question Number 4:
Please provide the name, email address of the role responsible for managing medical devices within the Trust
Answer To Question 4:
Mandy Cripps Head of Service Medical Device Management Service (MDMS) -
Question Number 5:
If medical device maintenance is managed internally, how many clinical engineers are employed by the Trust?
Answer To Question 5:
Question Number 6:

Key Performance Indicator to measure the performance of a contract or department.

What is the current % of assets ‘within service date’ – ie, the date by which a device must be serviced has not expired? (This will be a standard KPI)
Answer To Question 6:
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