Continued Bio-Medical Engineering Support Through The Coronavirus Pandemic

The Hilditch Group’s qualified and accredited medical engineering staff are on hand to help healthcare businesses running smoothly through this period of uncertainty as the COVID-19 strain of Coronavirus marches across the globe.

Their in house team of 5 clinical engineers have extensive experience and provide a wide range medical engineering services and support for both on and off-site requirements. Steven Jones informs us, Medical Engineering Manger at the Hilditch Group. The Hilditch Group offer a range of services to see any SME through this period. Services include:

Long Term Maintenance of Medical Equipment
Our Planned Preventative Maintenance Contracts (PPMC’s) provide clinics with the reassurance that their medical equipment is free of fault and working to the manufacturer’s specification, reducing equipment downtime. PPMC’s are essential to ensure the smooth running of any medical establishment including GP, dental, veterinary practices, medical equipment lease companies and lease holders.

Equipment Testing & Condition Reporting
Using the most up-to-date test equipment our team of medical engineers will test all types of medical equipment and will provide a condition report accordingly to provide you with all details that you need to make an informed decision about your medical devices. This service is particularly useful for medical equipment lease companies and lease holders themselves to maximise financial return and minimise extraneous expense.

Medical Equipment Repair
We repair most types of medical equipment, offering a 72-hour turnaround on equipment brought to the Hilditch Group’s medical engineering department. Our engineers can also repair medical devices on location. Repairs follow a two-stage process; equipment is first assessed by our engineers and a report produced with a quote for the repair itself. Once the work is agreed by the client then the repair can be carried out. All of our repairs are guaranteed for 3 months.

Data Wiping
Our data cleansing service securely removes confidential patient identifiable data (PID) from medical equipment that complies with ICO Guidelines. Many medical devices have data stored on their hard drives. Simply destroying the hard drive renders the equipment unusable and hugely decreases the resale value. The Data Protection Act applies stringent rules to the sale of assets that may contain personal data therefore all devices that hold PID must be data wiped prior to any sale that we hold. We provide full certification for the data wiping services that we provide and we also offer secure collection and storage of equipment prior to processing.

Inventories & Assessments
Our medical engineers and valuers provide a complete inventory service, or can simply verify your current inventory and is designed to keep an over view on large amounts of medical equipment. Using our asset management system, we compile an inventory and barcode all your equipment, ensuring quick and accurate identification. Our system stores all test results for individual items of equipment and can automatically schedule our engineers to visit, ensuring that your equipment is always regularly serviced. Our inventory service includes the collation of large amounts of condition reports on equipment, useful life and current values.

We can carry out the decontamination of most types of medical equipment and facilities. This service has proven useful in the past for institutions such as nursing homes. Our fully certified contamination services comply with the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA DB2003(05)) standard.

The Hilditch Group’s medical engineering services are extensive, so contact them at any time to discuss the variety of solutions that they can provide for your medical engineering needs.

Hilditch Group Ltd
Gloucester Road Trading Estate,
SN16 9JT

T: +44 (0)1666 822 577

Established in 1990, The Hilditch Group is the largest specialist medical equipment auctioneers in Britain with over 30 years of experience. Selling medical equipment from the majority of the NHS trusts and Hospitals in the UK. The Hilditch Group has grown from small beginnings; however, now it is unrivalled in the field of medical auctioneering, boasting a fleet of its own vehicles and drivers. Backed up by a medical engineering team of 5 the Hilditch Group can not only carry out medical device repair and maintenance both on and off site, but also carry out fully certified in house data-wiping services whose turn around is renowned.

The Hilditch Group’s longevity in the market has been built upon decades of trust; having invested in relationships with its wealth of clients makes the Hilditch Group the trusted medical auction specialist in Britain.

With over 20,000 registered buyers the Hilditch Group attracts buyers from 182 different countries. Over 2,000 lots of specialist medical equipment sold every month and in the last financial year some months have regularly exceeded 3,000 lots. Half as much again as I next nearest competitor. If you have medical equipment to sell then sell it through the Hilditch Group.

The Hilditch Group has dedicated representatives for France, Germany, Spain, Portugal and the UK. Contact us to find out how Hilditch can facilitate the sale of your used medical equipment.
T: +44 (0)1666 822 577

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