Dutch hospital Admiraal De Ruyter Ziekenhuis (ADRZ) and Siemens Healthineers have signed an agreement to build and supply equipment for six operating theaters, including a hybrid OR.
Siemens will build the new building complex with its partner companies Engie and Jan Snel. Under a Managed Equipment Service (MES) agreement, Siemens will also equip the new operating theaters with medical systems and service and update the equipment for ten years. Once the construction work is completed, Siemens will act as lessor, leasing both the new building and the medical systems to ADRZ. This model will enable ADRZ to handle a major investment without providing too high financing capital.
Earlier this year, the hospital operator and Siemens entered into a similar agreement to build ADRZ’s new Nuclear Medicine Center in Goes. Also in this case, Siemens will be involved in the construction and will supply the medical systems on an MES basis.
With 2200 employees and 23,000 hospitalisations annually, ADRZ is the biggest hospital in the Zeeland Province in the southern part of the Netherlands. The new complex housing six operating theatres should be completed in February 2017. The total project cost is more than EUR 10 million.
All the theatres are set up the same, which in turn results in uniform running lines and logical order. For a surgeon, it makes no difference in which operating theatre he or she is working; every room is set up the same way. This also applies for the medical equipment. This set-up is supposed to provide for best possible patient safety and to support the medical staff to achieve the highest possible medical outcome.
“This is a next step in upgrading the care infrastructure at ADRZ. After a period of austerity and reorientation this is literally and figuratively the next building block of the new ADRZ. We are delighted with our partner Siemens, who is supporting us in developing and implementing such a technically complex infrastructure. In this case it involves six operating theatres, whereby quality and safety for our patients are key aspects,” said Claudia Brandenburg, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of ADRZ.
“We at Siemens Healthineers intend to be the enabler for our healthcare partners. For this, our partnership with ADRZ is an excellent example: With our customised, long-term MES partnership, we enable ADRZ to continuously take advantage of state-of-the-art technology and processes within an affordable model. At the same time, ADRZ is able to concentrate on its medical core competence. By this collaborative model, we jointly drive operational performance and ultimately patient outcomes,” said Sourabh Pagaria, Head of Enterprise Services at Siemens Healthineers.