Philips will support Leeds vision through a true partnership, which will include the latest technological innovations, an ongoing staff training programme, an equipment replacement programme to minimise down-times and standardised data reporting tools to provide meaningful insights on equipment utilisation. All these benefits will be managed and assessed in partnership, to co-create meaningful ways to improve patient outcomes and clinical efficiencies.
Dr Chris Pepper, Clinical Director for Cardiology commented: “The Cardiology team at Leeds Teaching Hospitals are very proud of the quality of cardiac care we are able to deliver for our patients. We see this project as a hugely exciting and positive opportunity to improve this further. We look forward to being able to provide state-of-the-art cardiac imaging as part of a highly efficient and forward looking Cardiology service for the people of Leeds and West Yorkshire. We also look forward to a positive and collaborative working relationship with Philips.”
Leeds Cardiac Clinical Services Unit sees over 25,000 patients a year and offers specialist cardiology services to a regional population of over 5.4 million across West Yorkshire. As both a local care provider and international specialism centre, the Trust operates an aspirational international innovation programme that not only benefits the local population but also the global cardiology community by developing cutting-edge techniques to meet even challenging patient presentations. With both local and international objectives, Leeds has decided to work in partnership with Philips on a long-term basis to ensure these aspirations are met without compromise.