Today (21 October 2020) we are celebrating Global Clinical Engineering Day, and the amazing work our Clinical Engineers do at East Lancashire Hospital Trust to keep our hospital running and our patients safe.
Clinical Engineers work with various medical professionals and scientists in order to develop new innovations in healthcare, such as diagnostic equipment and drug therapies.
Medical equipment is integral to delivering quality patient care, and effective management is a key function of clinical engineering. Every team member is central to ensuring these devices are appropriately maintained for optimum performance and safety.
Arif Patel, Associate Director of Technology Enabled Care at ELHT, said:
“I am immensely proud of the service we continually provide here at the Trust. Alongside our core responsibilities, the department endeavours to provide a clinically integrated, holistic medical equipment management service, overseeing all aspects from procurement to disposal, and liaising with numerous clinical and non-clinical stakeholders along the way.
Global Clinical Engineering Day gives us an opportunity to showcase our services and enables recognition of the essential role Clinical Engineering plays in healthcare.”
To find out more about what our Clinical Engineering roles involve, watch the video below.
Tony Petrou, EBME manager, said:
“For me I regard each piece of equipment we maintain as something that could potentially be used to treat or even save someone’s friend or family member. We never forget this or underestimate the impact of our contribution, we are proud that we help make a difference.”
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hello my name's tony and i'd like to say
clinical engineering day i'm the ebme
for the trust and i joined in march a
challenging time as we all know but
today is all about celebrating
a technician's work and how they keep
all your medical devices
safe and available for use
welcome to clinical engineering day i'm
martin i'm one of the team leaders
within clinical engineering
been with this trust now for about 35
years started my journey as an
before gaining the opportunity to become
a junior engineer within ebme and
and from then on i've worked my way up
to the role of team leader
hi welcome to clinical engineering day
my name is derek
i've worked for this trust for 20 years
and previously that i went to the
private medical sector
for going on 25 years
so you know i'm glad we're being
hi i'm javerio i'm one of the clinical
engineers in the ebme department
after completing my degree at university
i applied for a job here
and now i'm just trying to progress in
my role hi i'm rebecca
one of the clinical trainee engineers
i did the apprenticeship pathway and
wanting to advance my career in clinical