Four sites to benefit from long-term access to innovations that evolve service provision
“This partnership is a real game changer for us and we look forward to what we hope will be an exciting 14 years with Philips,” comments Sue Jacques, Chief Executive, County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust (CDDFT). “Having worked closely with Philips to identify what we needed from a longterm partnership, we have a clear plan on how to maintain and advance our services while strengthening our culture of continuous improvement. CDDFT is committed to ensuring the best possible patient care for the people we serve in the county, and we believe the best way to meet this commitment is through this long-term partnership.”
“We’re honoured to be working with County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust, and we share their vision of improving people’s lives across the region,” comments Stephanie Holden, Managed Services Director, Philips UKI. “Having worked with the teams at Bishop Auckland and Darlington Memorial Hospitals to repatriate the MRI service and give them access to the latest technology, we believe the expansion of our partnership will help provide the best long-term support possible to patients and staff alike. Having recently agreed an 11 year partnership with Wye Valley NHS Trust to develop their radiology services, this is an addition to the growing portfolio of strategic partnerships between Philips and the NHS.”
This agreement with County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust is scheduled to see on-site activities and technology installations commence from this month (November 2018). In the first three months of the agreement 12 new ultrasound systems will be provided to the Trust.