New contract will put Central Manchester laboratories at the forefront of technological developments in pathology
The Directorate of Laboratory Medicine (DLM) at Central
Manchester University Hospitals has signed a Laboratory Managed
Equipment Service Contract with Roche Diagnostics.
A formal contract-signing event was held on this week, and work
will begin in the coming months on restructuring the ground floor
of the Clinical Sciences Centre at our Oxford Road site to
accommodate a streamlined automated area with tracking, feeding
Biochemistry, Haematology, Viral Serology and some Immunology
New equipment will also be installed in our laboratories at
Trafford General Hospital so we can continue to provide a first
class on-site service at both locations.
The changes will place the DLM at the forefront of technological
developments in pathology over the next decade, with cutting edge
equipment increasing the efficiency of our testing and ultimately
benefitting patients and service users.
Together with recent improvements in IT and the introduction of
ICE ward order communications, this state-of-the-art automation is
expected to have a significant impact in transforming our services
in support of improved patient management.
The contract with Roche follows a highly competitive tender
process, in which several high profile companies were bidding to
supply the DLM.
Roche demonstrated innovation in its bid and supplemented its
offering with solutions from other major suppliers.