AIREDALE NHS Foundation Trust has renewed its partnership with Siemens Healthineers.

Born as the first radiology Managed Equipment Services contract of its kind more than 20 years ago, the partnership has evolved following successful provision, maintenance and replacement of key radiology assets.

The renewed 12 year contract will provide services including a bespoke workforce development programme and demonstrates the close working relationship between Airedale and Siemens Healthineers.

It will mean the hospital has continued access to the latest technology to the benefit of a population of over 200,000 covering 700 square miles across Yorkshire and Lancashire.

Workforce development and clinical service optimisation programmes will help to address workflow and resource constraints, ensuring support for clinical and patient care needs while responding to the ever-changing demands of the NHS.

Rebecca Friar, deputy COO and divisional operations director for surgery and diagnostics at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust are delighted to embark on a third decade of partnership with Siemens Healthineers. Over the past 20 years, we’ve laid a strong foundation together.

"This renewed commitment is deeply rooted in trust and underscores our unwavering commitment to both our patients and staff. Our evolving journey together will ensure that our patients, who are at the heart of everything we do, continue to receive the highest possible standard of patient care.”

Andy Wilks, head of enterprise services at Siemens Healthineers Great Britain and Ireland, added: “Building on over 20-years of close collaboration with Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, this renewal underlines our shared understanding and mutual commitment to delivering improved patient care.

“With a continued focus on the management of equipment now further enhanced with clinical service optimisation, bespoke workforce development and potential facility design solutions, this collaboration paves the way for high-quality, personalised care across Yorkshire and Lancashire.”