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Two personnel from AES Defence visit RAO

Two personnel from AES Defence recently visited the Royal Army of Oman to assist them with their Condition Based Maintenance program. By using AES’s Trend Analysis program, part of the Machine Care Plus® service, a number of potential issues had been identified prior to the visit. Inspections of the vehicles and discussions with the crews and maintainers confirmed the situation and a maintenance plan was suggested to prevent further occurrences. Continued monitoring will be used to assess the effectiveness of the revised maintenance strategy.

HaemoSys® expands to cover EMPath

The HaemoSys® project has expanded to cover EMpath (East Midlands Pathology) which unites the experience and expertise of pathology teams at Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) and University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL).

HaemoSys®, which is a Haematology Reporting system will provide integrated reporting of Haematological Malignancies throughout the East Midlands region at NUH and UHL and their surrounding secondary care NHS Trusts.

Warthog added to Machine Care Plus® Service

Warthog, the British Army’s All Terrain Protected Mobility vehicle, has been added to the AES Machine Care Plus® Fluid Sampling and Analysis Service. AES have been contracted by Combat Wheels Group (CWG) to analyse oil samples taken from the Caterpillar C7 engine. Warthog gives protection against current and emerging mine strike threats, and is able to operate in a range of environments including the Green Zone and desert areas of Afghanistan.

2011 Round up: AES Medical

AES Medical has enjoyed a successful and busy 2011. We would like to thank all our users, partners, suppliers and associates who have helped make the following highlights possible:

  • 8 new PathoSys® systems live and in use ( map of AES Medical systems ).
  • Several newly developed and live interfaces including interfaces for Winpath and Omnilab.
  • HaemoSys® Integrated Haematology Report System developed and live following a competitive tender process.
  • Redevelopment of the AES Group website.

AES in Canada

Following the success of AES Group Ltd in Alberta, Canada at the British Army Training Unit Suffield (BATUS), AES Canada Ltd now offer our Condition based Monitoring Services throughout Canada.

Our Condition Monitoring Service covers a wide range of equipment such as diesel engines, transmissions and hydraulic systems. Sophisticated analysis of data obtained from fluid samples (oil, fuel and coolant) and a variety of other sources, such as Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS), provides detailed assessments of assembly/system condition. This enables the early detection of failures thus helping to improve equipment availability and reduce support costs.

Interfacing: Sunquest ICE Order Communications at RLBUHT

The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust has ordered an interface to allow them to send reports via HL7 (Health Level Seven) from PathoSys® direct to their Sunquest ICE Order Communications system.

Once delivered the interface will allow the ICE system to view PathoSys® pathology reports complete with their original formatting delivering clearer reporting with no loss of quality.

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust chooses PathoSys®

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust has procured PathoSys® to provide structured cellular pathology reporting linked to the Clinisys Labcentre laboratory system.

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust provides services to some 1.3 million people living in Southampton and south Hampshire and is also a major centre for teaching and research in association with the University of Southampton and partners including the Medical Research Council and Wellcome Trust.

Interfacing: Improved iLab interface testing commences at South Tees

Testing of the improved iSoft iLab interface has commenced at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust .
The improved interface will provide enhanced functionality based on user feedback. AES Medical is working together with iSoft and South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation to remotely test the interface prior to on site testing and go live.

Go live: Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has gone live with the Pathology Reporting system, PathoSys® that is linked to the CliniSys Winpath Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). The Trust provides healthcare to a population of 330,000 in North Merseyside and surrounding areas.

It is also a teaching hospital for the University of Liverpool and a tertiary centre providing specialist services to a much wider population of around 1.5 million in Merseyside, Cheshire , South Lancashire and North Wales. The PathoSys® system at Aintree is hosted on a virtual server linked to a backend SQL Cluster providing resilience and performance.

AES Employee serves with the Territorial Army

AES are proud to support one of their employees serving as a Territorial Army Soldier with the Royal Wessex Yeomanry. All Technical Service Engineers serving with AES have previous Regular Army Service as Engineering Artificers or Artisans. One of them continues to serve on a Part Time basis as a Warrant Officer with A (Dorset Yeomanry) Armour Replacement Squadron.

Unique within the TA, the Squadron is acknowledged as being the British Army’s experts with regard to the delivery of replacement crewmen and Armoured Fighting Vehicles including Challenger 2 Main Battle Tanks, AS90 Self Propelled Guns, Warrior, CVR(T) and Panther. In addition, the Regiment has consistently provided Volunteer Reservists for operational service in both Iraq and Afghanistan in support of their Regular Army colleagues.

AES are fully supportive in allowing their staff to meet their TA training commitments (primarily weekends and Wednesday evenings along with a 15 day Annual camp). This training is mutually beneficial, assisting AES engineers in maintaining currency with regard to British Army Armoured Fighting Vehicle operation, policies and doctrine.

Find out more about the Royal Wessex Yoemanry Regiment.
Image: Warrior FV510 crewed by A (Dorset Yeomanry) Armour Replacement Squadron taking part in an Armoured Fighting Vehicle demonstration at Bovington.