As I keep saying (!), (in technical terms) there is nothing special
about medical equipment - in fact, much of it is hardly what you might call "advanced" at all. It is simply the environment
it is used in which makes it "special"! It is the nature of its use which gives emphasis to the issues we "major" on - like electrical safety (allowable leakage currents), for example.
The same with technical support. The way to go about it remains essentially the same, whether we're talking about (for example) medical ultrasound, or photocopiers. Put simply, kit is kit, and it needs to be supported and maintained (repaired, and all the rest), regardless of the technology it uses. I have always thought about things in these terms. Surely I am not alone?
The "trouble" with (hospital based) biomed is that so many techs involved make a "federal case" (that is, a big deal) out of the whole thing, whilst others (I'm sorry to say) simply see it as an easy ride until the pension becomes due!Of course
technical services in hospitals must converge (or better yet, merge)! Why not? It's the obvious path to take. Integration. Efficiency. Shared resources, and all that. But I think we all know why this won't be happening any time soon. In a word (or two):- personal self-interest! "Career building". In a single word:- Jobsworth!