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Electronics and Medical Engineering (EME) Department

The Electronics and Medical Engineering Department provides a comprehensive medical equipment management service and currently supports in excess of 42,000 medical devices across nearly 2000 clinical locations and over 500 separate sites across the whole of Sussex.

We are registered to the quality management standard ISO9001:2015 and work closely with health care professionals, patients and equipment suppliers to offer a service that meets, and we hope exceeds, the level of care expected of today’s clinical technologists.

EME has a long tradition of providing high quality medical equipment services to both the NHS and private health care providers throughout Sussex. Our services range from ad-hoc breakdown repairs, to fully managed medical maintenance contracts. We work closely with equipment suppliers and offer a one-stop shop to our customers with regular site visits and contract reviews. In addition to the customers listed below, EME work with many GPs, health centres, physiotherapists, chiropodists and others.

For details on equipment maintenance contracts or how EME can help you please call Simeon Beaumont (EME Manager) – Tel: 0300 131 5151.

Our customers include:

  • Spire Hospital Hastings, East Sussex
  • Chaseley Trust, Eastbourne, East Sussex
  • Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Centre for Sight

Quality Assured

EME is ISO9001 2008 registered

To ensure the efficient running of any facility, it is important that robust management systems are in place, which are responsive to changing clinical needs and the requirements of the customer.

The National Health Service Litigation Authority (NHSLA) places great emphasis on organizations being able to demonstrate it has systems in place to manage the risks associated with the maintenance of medical devices and equipment.

To that end EME:

  • Can enable you to meet the core requirements as laid out in Care Quality Commission “Provider Compliance Assessments” Outcome 11 (regulation16); Safety, availability and suitability of equipment.
  • Maintain an inventory of equipment including its history.
  • Perform incoming inspection, installation, repair, preventive and corrective maintenance, and special request service on medical equipment owned, and/or used within the hospital, community and other private external facilities.
  • Review equipment purchase/service contracts and make recommendations.
  • Review requests for equipment where appropriate.
  • Participate in Health and Safety reviews and carry out Risk Assessments.
  • Report Adverse Incidents to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and conduct investigations into the same.
  • Receive and take action as necessary on hazard warnings and safety alerts as well as equipment recalls.

In order to achieve this high level of quality, EME gained accreditation to ISO9002 in 1997. This was successfully retained until January 2001 when the transition was made to the new standard ISO9001 2000. Our accreditation is subject to annual audit by SGS.

Contact the Electronics and Medical Engineering department

Workshop addresses

EME Department
Conquest Hospital
The Ridge
St. Leonards-on-Sea
East Sussex, TN37 7RD

NB: All contract correspondence should be sent to the Eastbourne address.

EME Department
Eastbourne DGH
Kings Drive
Eastbourne
East Sussex, BN21 2UD