Earlier this year, Belimed Group established a 10 year finance contract with UKE (Hamburg-Eppenddorf University Hospital). This project involves the installation of all the new sterilization equipment in the hospital’s Central Sterile Supply Department (CSSD). It is a lease agreement with an option to purchase after 10 years. Belimed not only supplies the financing but also includes sterilizers, washers, disinfectors, packing tables, furniture, and all the maintenance and service for the equipment.
This Belimed deal is a small part of a 188 million Euro hospital building project. The full set of renovations have given the institution the cutting edge technology needed for it to be considered the most modern medical facility in Europe. The innovative financing package allows UKE to obtain the equipment it needs for a fraction of the upfront costs of outright purchase. The initial savings can be used to provide financial leverage to buy additional and better equipment for the rest of the hospital.
The monthly rate is fixed over the entire 10 year contract. At the end of the 10 year period, UKE has the option of renewing the contract, purchasing the equipment, returning the equipment to Belimed, or replacing it all with even newer state-of-the-art equipment. This gives UKE maximum flexibility for their budget expenditures. They no longer have a large percentage of their own capital tied to the acquisition of equipment. This should make budget planning easier.
The hospital can afford to obtain highly energy efficient equipment that operates on shorter cycles. This has the potential to dramatically decrease UKE’s operating costs over the coming years. The money saved will help defray the cost of renting the equipment.
By offering an all inclusive package deal that includes service, maintenance, and finance, as well as the machinery, Belimed has gained a market advantage over competitors. They are making it easier for the customer to do long-term business with them.
The Belimed Group is comprised of 11 different companies. They are a fast growing Swiss conglomerate that has over 40 years of experience in this market. They research and develop cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization solutions for laboratories, healthcare institutions, and pharmaceutical companies across Europe, Asia, and North America. They have a worldwide marketing network that operates in over 50 different countries.
The company specializes in a high quality assured hygienic circular flow for a customized CSSD concept. This includes a wet zone, a packaging zone, and an area for sterile supply inventories. They don’t just offer finance, service, maintenance, and machinery – but also a complete departmental operating model as part of their package deal.
Their extensive knowledge includes the adaptation of any particular piece of sterilization and cleaning equipment you might need. This includes procedural standards for infection control. You can get quality advice on:
- Broad spectrum of detergents
- IT applications
- Stainless steel furniture and accessories for a CSSD
- Steam sterilizers
- Tunnel washers
- Combined gas and steam units
- Automatic loading and unloading stations
- Cleaning, disinfectant and drying apparatus.
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