TClarke delivers 18th GE Healthcare Pop up modular CT scanner and 50% more control panel orders to support NHS
Nigel Thompson Divisional Director, Healthcare, reports on the response of healthcare teams to a vast increase in orders and workload in response to the pandemic.
Following the government lockdown earlier this year, we were engaged by one of our partners GE Healthcare to support the delivery and installation of 18 modular CT scanners throughout the UK. The scanners were purchased by the NHS to support treatment of Covid-19 during the pandemic allowing hospitals to continue supporting outpatients with Other services using their existing imaging facilities.
TClarke teams working around the clock, around the country and under pressure
Our people and our supply chain partners worked tirelessly around the clock to survey, design, deliver and install the CT scanners across the UK, with sites in Scotland, Devon, Wales, Northern Island, the West Midlands, Cambridgeshire, and London.
With the UK’s lockdown at its height the availability of resources and materials was under pressure however collaboration and innovation with our partners ensured that the projects were all delivered on time.
TClarke also supplied and installed support units adjacent to the modular CT unit, fitted out with DDA changing / toilet and reception waiting areas making the patient experience more comfortable and Covid-19 safe.
Control Panel team works flat out to handle 50% increase in orders
In addition to the CT scanners, our control panel division located at our 52,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Stansted saw a 50% increase in emergency panel orders for Siemens Healthcare, GE Healthcare, Philips and Canon, this resulted in all our staff working long hours to complete theses critical components supporting both our medical imaging equipment partners and the NHS. TClarke have been manufacturing and providing theses panels now for over 10 years with continued repeat business not only from our imaging partners but direct purchasing by many NHS trusts.
The requirement for modular CT, X-Ray and MRI units continues and sees TClarke engineers working across the UK to support the NHS.