Clinical Engineering and its specialist teams:
Medical Devices for the University Hospital Plymouth NHS Trust, which involves the acquisition, maintenance, repair, decommissioning and disposal of these Devices. Under the European Directive 2007/47/ec medical devices are defined as: any instrument, apparatus, appliance, software, material or other article that is used alone or in combination, including software specifically for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes, that the manufacturer intends for use in human beings. Such devices are used for:
In general Clinical Engineering only deals in the first two of these, however this encompasses a wide variety of devices, large and small including beds, trolleys and other patient support devices.