Case Number 4707
Request Date 04/04/2016
Completion Date 25/04/2016

 

Details of the Request

I am doing some research in relation to NHS imaging infrastructure and as such have a few questions on MRI and CT scanners, in respect of which I am requesting your response under the Freedom of Information Act.

For each scanner operated anywhere by your Trust

  1. Equipment type (CT or MRI)?
  2. Manufacturer?
  3. Model?
  4. Located in which hospital within Trust?
  5. Acquisition year?
  6. How it was financed (owned by Trust, leased or held under Managed Equipment Service (‘MES’) arrangements)?
  7. If MES, which provider do you use?
  8. What year will the equipment be replaced?
  9. Is maintenance done by the Trust, by the Manufacturer or by 3rd party provider?
  10. If 3rd party provider which provider do you use?
  11. What is the annual maintenance cost for the relevant scanner?
  12. What are the operational hours of the equipment?

 

Details of the Response

The Trust does not run the MRI scanners – they are owned by Alliance Medical.

Equipment type (CT or MRI) CT CT CT MRI * MRI * MRI *
Manufacturer Toshiba Toshiba Philips Philips Philips GE
Model Aquillian  Prime CT scanners Aquillian  Prime CT scanners Ingenuity Elite  1.5 Achiva 1.5 Achiva Explorer
Located in which hospital within Trust St Peter's St Peter's Ashford St Peters Ashford Ashford
Acquisition year 2015 2015 2015 2010 2010 2015
How was it financed (owned by Trust, leased or held under Managed Equipment Service (‘MES’) arrangements)? MES MES MES AML AML AML
If MES, which provider do you use? Phillips Medical Phillips Medical Phillips Medical N/A N/A N/A
What year will the equipment be replaced?            
Is maintenance done by the Trust, by the Manufacturer or by 3rd party provider? 3rd Party 3rd Party Manufacturer 3rd Party 3rd Party Manufacturer
If 3rd party provider which provider do you use? Phillips Medical MES Phillips Medical MES Phillips Medical MES MESA MESA GE
What is the annual maintenance cost for the relevant scanner (£'000s)?            
What are the operational hours of the equipment? 24 hours 7 days a week 24 hours 7 days a week 9-5, Mon-Fri 07.00-21.00 7 days a week 08:00 - 20:00 (7 days a Week pre Nov 15. Ad Hoc Nov 15 onwards) 08.00-20.00 7 days a week