EASE Ghana provides Siemens CT scanner to FOCOS Orthopaedic Hospital under its equipment-as-a-service model
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EASE Ghana provides Siemens CT scanner to FOCOS Orthopaedic Hospital under its equipment-as-a-service model

EASE Ghana, a subsidiary of African Asset Finance Company that provides state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, as-a-service, to healthcare organisations, announced signing of its first customer. The contract, which marks the launch of the EASE Healthcare programme in Ghana, will see the installation of a Siemens CT scanner in the Accra facility of FOCOS Orthopaedic Hospital.

In recent years, FOCOS Orthopaedic Hospital has undergone a period of significant growth in clinic attendance. Between 2020 and 2022, the number of patients rose 60% year-on-year to over 11,000 – a figure that continues to rise.

Through EASE Ghana’s pay-per-scan service, the hospital will now be able to meet this increasing demand without facing exorbitant up-front costs – instead meeting the capital expense of its new Siemens CT scanner through cashflows generated in the use of the equipment itself.

EASE Ghana will upgrade FOCOS Hospital’s existing, non-functioning CT scanner with a new and upgraded CT from Siemens Healthineers, Somatom Go Up CT 64 slice model. This new scanner will allow the hospital to significantly increase its daily exam volumes, boosting its ability to meet the needs of its patients without technical constraints on how many patients can be examined daily.

Equipment-as-a-Service, EASE is an AAFC programme that provides access to high-quality equipment – including maintenance, training, and support – to businesses and organisations across Africa, allowing them to pay for the use of the equipment with the cashflows the equipment itself helps to generate.

EASE addresses and alleviates the need to invest capital in equipment, contributes to the circular economy, and allows customers to focus on total cost of ownership and quality instead of concentrating on the initial cash outlay.

FOCOS Hospital is a highly reputable and experienced operator in the orthopaedics specialty in Ghana. It is a 60-bed private, not-for-profit orthopaedic hospital and has served over 75,000 patients from across the West African Region over the past 11 years. FOCOS Hospital’s medical teams have conducted circa 3,800 complex spine, joint replacements, and other surgeries.

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