The Electronics and Medical Engineering (EME) team of Kent & Canterbury Hospital scooped the ‘Non-Clinical Team of the Year’ award at the annual EKHUFT Trust awards.
Held at Canterbury’s Westgate Hall on the evening of 9 November, the Trust Awards give EKHUFT the opportunity to celebrate the excellent work carried out across the Trust.
The EME team award citation read: ‘The complexity of medical equipment in the NHS has increased dramatically over the last couple of decades and this requires a level of skill the team at Kent and Canterbury display on a daily basis.
‘The EME team’s ability to work under pressure when equipment fails but is needed, sees them respond immediately to try and resolve the issue and get the equipment back in use’.
Head of EME and Technical Services for 2gether, Andy Barrow said: “I’m very proud and pleased of the success of the Kent and Canterbury EME team. They’re a real credit to 2gether and all who work on behalf of the NHS.
“To be recognised and applauded for their achievement in such a public forum is something that they richly deserve.
“The EME team are responsible for the repair and medical equipment that is essential in delivering high standards of patient care.
“They have to be responsive every hour of every day of the year, and I’m thrilled that they’re hard work has been acknowledged. Well done to each and every member of a terrific team for your amazing success.”
The three EME teams and Technical Services look after more than 33,000 medical devices across the trust.