Avensys UK Ltd
Hoo Farm Industrial Estate
01562 745 858
Since 2007 Avensys have been a key player in the national picture of bio-medical equipment sale, repair, maintenance and training. Now owned by HERMED GmbH (part of the VAMED group), Avensys are part of the global medical infrastructure, able to offer a complete service for asset management including procurement, device maintenance, training and storage. We are ISO9001 and 13485 accredited, on the NHS SBS Framework agreement for Apprenticeships and Endoscopy as well as the NHS supply chain.
Our Engineering division maintains and repairs medical devices nationwide for private and NHS hospitals. A network of engineering locations enables us to provide a high-quality service with short lead times to arrival onsite, and offers a cost effective alternative to OEM maintenance contracts. We offer one off repairs, short term, and annual contracts, depending on the level of support you require and provide access to our online database, giving visibility of anything from an individual device’s repair status through to an overview of the health of your device catalogue. Should you wish to work with a third party to optimize your capital replacement program, we will conduct device audits, giving the predicted lifecycle of existing assets and provide financial models that enable you to manage your assets efficiently and within budget. Your dedicated account manager is always on hand to answer any questions you have, and to ensure that you always receive the best possible service.
Avensys’ endoscopy maintenance and repair service covers all makes, models and manufacturers, regardless of age. Our endoscope workshop offers a rapid turnaround, high quality, best value repair option for both flexible and rigid endoscopes as well as surgical cameras. Our contracts are tailored to meet your requirements, while our loan service ensures that should an endoscope develop a fault, you will experience a minimum of disruption to your service.
If your site experiences an increase in demand for endoscopy services, we offer a flexible endoscope rental service, including processors, light sources, scope guides and stack systems. With highly competitive rates, this service ensures that you can continue to operate at above normal capacity without the financial burden of purchasing equipment outright.
Our Resale division offers an ethical resale route through which to sell your surplus equipment. Multi-channel marketing and a network of contacts means that with few exceptions, we will generate a higher profit return for your surplus equipment than the more common auction route. We will collect your surplus devices quickly, freeing up space at your location, and devices are tested by our engineers prior to resale so you can rest assured that the devices are fit for use when sold.
Our sales department, can supply serviced, preowned medical devices with a warranty at a fraction of the cost of buying new. Our inventory is constantly updated on our website and we offer secure on line or telephone payments. For larger or international orders, we will arrange shipping and can crate or containerize your purchases for safe and efficient transportation. Should you be unable to find an item in our inventory we will be happy to source new or used devices for you from our international network. Should you wish to purchase all your medical devices from a single source, as one of the UKs largest third-party bio-medical engineering companies and with international backing, we are perfectly positioned to procure your equipment quickly and cost effectively. A single purchase point means not having to deal with multiple manufacturers, multiple contracts and multiple salespeople. Should you wish to do so, we can also maintain these devices, and replace them as required, thus working in partnership with you to optimize your asset management and replacement programme.
Avensys UK Training Ltd provides short courses and apprenticeships covering medical engineering and decontamination and sterilisation. Avensys are more than just a training provider, we are one the UK’s leading bio-medical engineering companies with over 80 engineers, looking after medical equipment across the country. As such we perfectly understand the challenges faced by EBME engineers and tailor our courses to deliver the maximum value to our customers.
Working in partnership with the Black Country and Marches Institute of technology, Apprenticeships include:
Level 2 Healthcare Science Apprenticeship– Medical Engineering
Level 3 Healthcare Engineering Specialist Technician
Level 4 Healthcare Science Apprenticeship– Medical Engineering
Level 2 Healthcare Science Apprenticeship – Sterile Services
Level 4 Healthcare Science Apprenticeship– Sterile Services
Apprenticeships are work based learning spending 80% of the time carrying out normal daily tasks in the workplace learning on the job form your more experienced colleagues. The remaining 20% of your time will be spent learning, carrying out the required assessments and lessons from our Trainers and completing your apprenticeship evidence portfolio. Apprenticeships are funded by the apprenticeship levy and Avensys are on hand to help you through the process for drawing down this funding. In addition the government will also pay you up to £4,000 for each apprentice you employ, making apprenticeships an amazing opportunity for all involved.
Recognised as one of the world leaders in the delivery of medical device training, our courses cover device repair, PPM, operating principles, anatomy and physiology. Courses take place at our academy base at the Black Country and Marches Institute of Technology, where a mock hospital serves as a perfect learning environment with separate ward, theatre, decontamination and diagnostic imaging classrooms. However, should you wish, courses can also be delivered at your location for your convenience. Courses range from one day electrical safety through the ten day Medical Equipment Technologies course. For experienced engineers looking to further their careers, the Avensys Level 5 Diploma is an 18 month work based qualification in Advanced Medical Equipment Technologies.
There are many reasons why a hospital may need to store medical equipment. Typically, this may be a result of departmental downsizing, merges or even closures. In recent times, purchase of devices for the COVID-19 outbreak may lead to a surplus of devices that while requiring storage, may need to be recalled to service at a moment’s notice. Should such devices be recalled, it is essential that they are immediately ready for use.
Avensys have provided a managed storage solution for NHS and private hospitals for 15 years. A 50,000 ft2 climate-controlled warehouse provides perfect storage conditions for medical devices and equipment receives regular mechanical/ electrical/ battery/software checks by a resident team of biomedical engineers to ensure it is patient ready when you have need of it. All equipment stored with Avensys’ Managed Storage Solution is recorded on the Avensys Inventory Management System (IMS), a cloud hosted database to which our customers have 24/7 access. Via the IMS clients can see the status of each device, service records and engineers’ notes. Collection and delivery of equipment, regardless of quantity and volume can be arranged by Avensys, and can be undertaken on a ‘door to storage’ basis, or ‘ward to storage’ whereby we can collect in bulk from a loading bay or similar, or can undertake the removal of medical devices from in-situ status in a ward environment. Delivery back to your hospital when recalled will be done in an agreed timeframe, and crucially equipment will be ready for use. Again, we can deliver to the hospital loading facility, or install and commission the equipment to patient ready status.
Financing is no longer considered the last resort of the financially. In fact, in 2019 91% of new car purchases involved some kind of finance deal. While this route to funding goods purchases is now common in the civilian field, it is not a route that has been popular in the NHS for capital purchases.
Avensys are now able to offer financing of medical equipment via the Avensys Financing Division. Capital outlay can be spread over a period of years making the purchase of expensive items or large numbers of items easier. As part of this service (or as a standalone offering) we are also available to provide advice on which manufacturers and models best fit your requirements, taking into account product specification, cost, product lifecycle and clinician preferences. Our years of experience and vendor neutral approach means that your hospital will achieve the best value option for your needs.
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