23rd July 2009

The highly coveted Clinical Engineering Team of the Year Award has this year been presented to The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust Medical Engineering Services department (MES) for their use of innovative project management to provide an extremely efficient and consolidated service.

The Clinical Engineering Team of the Year Award, supported by Welch Allyn, is now in its second year and continues to recognise excellence within the rarely celebrated but vital field of medical engineering.

The award was presented to Bob Telfer, Richard Crutchley and Natalie Cooke from the MES team during the annual ?Completing the Picture? educational event held at the Heritage Motor Centre, Warwickshire.

During his acceptance speech Bob, who is the Team Representative at Shrewsbury, commented: "It is an honour to receive this acknowledgment for the culmination of three years hard work. Having earned the autonomy to control our own replacement budget we have been able to provide a planned, structured and standardised medical device replacement programme with great success. I would like to thank Welch Allyn for the generous award and to also thank the whole MES team for their dedication to the project."

John Morrish, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing at Welch Allyn, said: "Welch Allyn is pleased to be able to recognise the achievements of medical engineers, the work carried out by Bob and his team is truly exemplary. The Clinical Engineering Team of the Year Award is going from strength to strength and demonstrates Welch Allyn?s continued support for innovation in the field of medical engineering."

The winning team will receive a £1,000 educational grant along with £2,000 worth of Welch Allyn equipment for their hospital.

To find out more about the winning project or to request entry information for 2010 please email; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0207 395 1919.


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