Bender ‘clinical solutions’ on NHS Supply Chain Framework
Bender UK sys its ‘clinical solutions’ are now available to purchase on the NHS Supply Chain framework, which started on 14 April 2020, and will run for a minimum of 23 months. The framework is designed to offer an effective route to market for clinical technologies, ‘at highly competitive prices’, to provide ‘a whole theatre solution’ for clinical procurement, EBME, and Capital Projects teams.
Bender products listed on the framework are:
- The Grand Promerix operating table;
- The Smarter Practico operating table, including the Ultra-Low operating table;
- The Rapido patient trolley;
- Q-Flow 4 & 6i operating lights and mobile operating lights;
- The Contempo clinical pendants.
Well-known and established for its design and installation of critical care power for Group 2 medical locations, Bender UK says it has firmly repositioned itself ‘as a leading supplier for full turnkey theatre equipment packages’ over the past five years. Together with key partners such as Finland’s Merivaara Corporation, it has ‘invested significantly’ in skills, a theatre showroom, demonstration stock, training, ‘and the completion of many hospital projects’.
Paul Owen, Clinical Sales manager, said, “Although COVID-19 is having an impact on surgery across the country, theatres, operating lights, and tables are still in use, and so the requirement to replace old or damaged stock still exists. Our manufacturing process is unaffected by any current COVID-19 supply chain issues, and we can still supply spares, bespoke tables, and accessories. Despite being unable to conduct trials currently, we can offer webinars, videos, and other training resources if requested.
“We are delighted that our equipment has been accepted onto the NHS framework, which allows customers a more convenient and cost-effective purchasing method once they have made their decision.”
All Bender products are available from stock, ‘or with a competitive lead time’, with the team ‘working around the clock’ to support urgent requests during the Coronavirus outbreak.