Eastbourne District General Hospital was formed after the creation of the National Health Service in 1948, although it became apparent that the existing resources would not be enough to cover the cost of all necessities and amenities required.
Eastbourne District General Hospital knew there was a requirement for a Davinci Robot that would allow laparoscopic, also known as key hole, surgery to the most advanced levels available. At a cost of £1m, the trust required a leasing product to spread the costs over an agreed term.
CHG-MERIDIAN assisted the hospital with the financial structuring of a lease to enable an immediate purchase, but also negotiated a long-term maintenance agreement which ensured the lifetime costs would not increase.
The agreement for a fixed consumables cost, alongside a large discount from the manufacturer for a fast-guaranteed order produced unprecedented savings on a project of this size. When the time comes to upgrade the Davinci Robot to the latest product, the hospital will be in a significantly better position to do so, as a valued client.
The Friends Chairman at the Eastbourne District General Hospital highlighted that: “The machinery would usually cost in excess of £2 million and would have taken several years to raise the funds. It is exceedingly good news for future patients who will benefit from minimally invasive surgery with less pain and quicker recovery times. As of now the robot has been in use for nearly 6 months and a substantial number of patients have seen the benefits of it. CHG-MERIDIAN’s help has been greatly appreciated and we could not have achieved the success that we have without their assistance.”
Come and visit CHG-Meridian at stand J38 to find out more.