The NHS trust hospital knew there was a requirement for a Davinci Robot that would allow laparoscopic, also known as key hole, surgery to the most advanced levels available. At a cost of £1m, the trust required a leasing product to spread the costs over an agreed term.
CHG-MERIDIAN assisted the NHS hospital with the financial structuring of a lease to enable an immediate purchase, but also negotiated a long term maintenance agreement which ensured the lifetime costs would not increase.
The agreement for a fixed consumables cost, alongside a large discount from the manufacturer for a fast guaranteed order produced unprecedented savings on a project of this size. When the time comes to upgrade the Davinci Robot to the latest product, the hospital will be in a significantly better position to do so, as a valued client.
The urology department is very excited by this exceptional donation. It will allow shorter hospital stays, quicker recovery & better cancer outcomes. I just want to say a huge thanks to everyone who has helped with this project. This is a massive development for the surgeons, the hospital & the patients. I know how much effort everyone has made & I cannot believe the speed things have happened. It just shows what can be done when the right people are determined to achieve something.