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SC Medical are the experts in Australian biomedical engineering.

We assist anyone who’s working in a health care facility – or planning a new one – to incorporate the most appropriate electrical and gas systems and equipment, then keep that hardware operating at its best over its lifespan.

Full biomedical services

Consulting

Our broad range of expertise includes:

  • Review and gap analysis of biomedical engineering services
  • Management of tender process for biomedical engineering services
  • Setup of in-house biomedical services
  • AS/NZS3003 design review and construction advice
  • AS/NZS3003/2500/3551 standards training and information sessions
  • Short term management / change management for current biomedical engineering departments
  • Regulatory Affairs consulting for manufacturers/distributors including ARTG listing for medical devices
  • Consulting on equipment selection and procurement
  • Consulting on new building and refurbishment of existing facilities

Medical gas design

We have over 31 years of experience in medical gas design.

Our knowledge of

  • standards development – specifically AS2896,
  • providing third party on-going service to hospitals, and
  • clinical engineering, from continually working in hospitals and understanding of how a hospital works,

allows us to design medical gas systems that

  • are efficient,
  • satisfy a healthcare facilities gas delivery needs,
  • ensure security of supply,
  • conform to standards requirements, and
  • allow for flexibility and expansion of a facility.

AS/NZS3003 patient area design and
commissioning

We design and commission new or upgraded Cardiac and Body Protected Areas as per the requirements of the Australian Standards.

A wide industry involvement with professionally qualified engineers and input into standards allows us to provide a service unequalled by any other business in NSW and the ACT. These qualities allow us to help ensure your healthcare facility satisfies the statutory requirements of AS/NZS3003.

We also provide training courses on AS/NZs 3003 on every release of a new version.

AS/NZS3000 requires all patient areas including doctors and dental surgeries to comply with AS/NZS3003.

AS/NZS3003 is not just nice to have. It’s the law.

3551 testing, repairs and management

We provide traditional third party biomedical engineering services to hospitals in line with AS/NZS3551 as well as OEM/Distributor Biomedical Engineering Services.

Our place on the Standards Committee gives us a unique position to understand not only how to implement the standard, but the rationale behind the requirements.

We understand your requirements even when you don’t. That’s our job.

Whether you require a permanent on-site presence, or scheduled visits to conduct annual critical performance testing, or a partner to oversee the complete lifecycle management of medical equipment, we can provide the level of service you require. Our flexibile engagement model will be tailored to suit you: from do-and-charge, to fully comprehensive models.

SC Medical can also provide short term supplementary services to assist your in-house team. We utilise a custom developed database to manage all medical equipment within a hospital and across multiple locations.

Construction

SC Medical provides installation of Medical Gas Systems to AS/NZS2896 and Patient Electrical Systems AS/NZS3003 to the construction industry, imaging equipment suppliers or to hospitals directly.

Our knowledge of the standards, and over 150 years cumulative experience of medical gas and electrical construction, is your reassurance of getting it right the first time. This avoids any late variations or delays at the commissioning stage due to non-compliance.

We are also unique in being able to off er both medical gas and electrical services. This minimises the points of contact of contractors and the coordination required on any installation. This is a particular advantage since coordinating gas and electrical services is time consuming, given both services are often co-located.

Clinical area fit outs

SC Medical has transformed office blocks into hospitals. We can provide the project management/consulting services for any small- to medium-sized construction job. Not only do we have extensive project management experience across the industry, but the fact that we are involved in the on-going service and maintenance of facilities allows us to see what works and, more importantly, what doesn’t.

The pitfalls other project managers never see 1-2 years after completion we have likely seen already.

Services include – but are not limited to – providing a turnkey operation, clinical engineering consulting on clinical flow, project management of construction, consulting services on equipment selection and procurement, accreditation process and consulting on import of equipment and regulatory requirements.
We provide full project management and installation of specialty patient treatment areas such as digital suites, imaging rooms and interventional suites.

Solutions

For health care facilities
  • Complete biomedical services
  • Medical equipment management
  • On-site presence
  • Consulting on equipment purchases
  • Consulting on redevelopment or
    upgrades
  • Medical equipment database
    management
  • Asset management
  • Online access to equipment database.

For distributors and OEM manufacturers
  • Consulting
  • Asset management
  • Recall management and reporting
  • Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration consulting and administration including listing of devices on the ARTG
  • Complete management of medical equipment to AS/NZS3551 compliance
  • On-site or return to base repairs
  • 24 hour on-call service
  • Preventive maintenance scheduling and implementation

These services can be provided as a ‘back of house’ operation or we can manage the entire service operation for you.

For the construction industry
  • Medical gas design and construction
  • Laboratory gas design and construction
  • Integrated theatre design and installation
  • Electrical commissioning of patient areas
  • Review of electrical drawings for patient areas
  • Consulting on standards compliance
  • Project management
  • Turn-key operation
  • Installation of surgical lights and pendants
  • Manufacture and installation of structural mounts for surgical lights and pendants
  • Digital suites, interventional Imaging rooms and hybrid theatres.

Products

Trakkers monitoring system

Tag and monitor any piece of equipment in your hospital with this Bluetooth beacon and app system. Track location, track temperature.

Visit Trakkers website

Smart Status monitor

Monitor all your critical services – medical gas, UPSs, line isolation, RCD faults, atmospheric – with a single wall-mounted unit.

Download factsheet

Recent case studies

case1
Mater Hospital, St Leonards NSW

Beyond biomedical engineering

The challenge: SC Medical were tasked to evaluate options for equipment tracking systems. From our experience at other facilities and our own research, we knew that RFID systems on the market at the time had too many drawbacks: size, battery life accuracy and consumption of wifi bandwidth. Therefore the search was expanded to other technologies.

SC Medical’s solution: After investigating all commercially available options, Bluetooth technology was chosen as the preferred solution. As a new technology there were limited commercially available systems, so SC Medical developed a pilot of a new system using our own in-house technical support. Following a successful trial, this system was widely endorsed by all hospital staff from CEO and General managers to Nursing managers, clinical staff and orderlies.

This trial has led to the commercialisation of the equipment tracking system as the Trakkers brand. Major benefits of Trakkers are better security of assets, improved staff utilisation and improved equipment utilisation.

case2
Hospital for Specialist Surgery (HSS), Baulkham Hills NSW

From office block to surgical hospital

The challenge: SC Medical were engaged by the HSS group to provide biomedical consultation on the refurbishment and fit-out of a 5 story office block into a surgical theatre. This meant tackling the significant challenges of transforming a space not initially designed for clinical space into a functional hospital, fitted out with all the necessary equipment.

SC Medical’s solution: We consulted on space utilisation and designed hospital-specific plant equipment, including the installation of the first oxygen generator in Australia. Also within our role was advice on equipment selection, including sourcing and evaluating the benefits of importing medical equipment directly. This also entailed providing consulting services to list the equipment on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods to meet the group’s regulatory requirements. Finally, SC Medical was engaged in an ongoing capacity as the Biomedical on-site engineers, which initially required the acceptance testing and installation of over 1,400 items of medical equipment.

Contact us

SC Medical
Unit 10
12-18 Clarendon Street
Atarmon NSW 2064
Australia

General Enquiries
Phone: 1300 328 390 / +61 2 9262 1500
Fax: 1300 283 980 / +61 2 9262 5154
Email: info@scmedical.com.au
Web: scmedical.com.au

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