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Siemens inks $170 million partnership with Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust in UK

by Gus Iversen, Editor in Chief | February 01, 2021
Business Affairs European News
Siemens Healthineers has entered a 15-year partnership with Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) in the U.K. worth approximately EUR 140 million ($170 million USD). The deal includes the planning, installation, and maintenance of 222 pieces of critical medical equipment, with approximately 350 planned installations over the life of the contract.

A dedicated on-site team will oversee equipment maintenance and provide MFT with a single point of contact for all technology-related matters. The partnership also includes a training program for users in the imaging pathway.

“This is so much more than a simple contract. It’s a 15-year Value Partnership, a relationship enabling us to provide the very best in care delivery for the people of Greater Manchester,” said Catherine Walsh, divisional director of imaging for MFT, in a statement. “Demand for our imaging services is increasing by 5 to 10% every year, yet we’ve had to reduce our throughput to deal safely with COVID-19. This new relationship gives us the confidence that we’ll be able to continue to invest in the latest technology with the flexibility to adapt it to our needs, now and into the future. All associated factors such as maintenance and budgeting are taken care of."

The collaboration with MFT is a "Value Partnership", which Siemens calls, "a long-term relationship that enables healthcare providers to optimize operations, expand capabilities and advance innovation" by drawing on the company’s entire enterprise services portfolio to add value beyond equipment.

"We are pleased to enter this major partnership with MFT to support the transformation of care and drive modernization and digitalization of medical technology across their hospitals, directly benefitting patients in the Greater Manchester area", said Bernd Ohnesorge, president Europe, Middle East and Africa at Siemens Healthineers. "This Value Partnership represents one of the largest and broadest in scope that Siemens Healthineers has, up to now, engaged in Europe. It will also serve as an example of how innovative partnership solutions can transform care delivery for healthcare providers globally”.

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust is an NHS acute foundation trust that operates nine hospitals in Greater Manchester and is a leading provider of specialist healthcare services. It is the largest NHS trust in the U.K., with over 2,200 beds and more than 21,000 staff.

Siemens Healthineers has established Value Partnerships with many healthcare providers around the world, including Hamilton Health Sciences in Canada, the University of Missouri System, the Dallah Health Company in Saudi Arabia, and the Braunschweig Municipal Hospital in Germany.

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