CHU de Liège invests in the OR of the future
The innovative partnership between Getinge and Siemens Healthineers resulted in a multi-modality operating theater enabling both medical and robotic imaging – the first of its kind in the Benelux. This unique setup represents the future of high-quality patient care.
"The offered equipment allows all types of surgery to be performed: abdominal, urological, cardiovascular, orthopedic, neurosurgery. Including pediatric,” explained Julien Compère, CEO of the hospital. “And although imaging systems are at the cutting edge of today’s technology, everything is prepared in a way that we are able to subsequently add functionalities according to the evolution of surgical practices and new technologies. All for the benefit of our patients.”
Why CHU de Liége invested in the Hybrid OR
The hospital wanted a flexible space. They envisioned a system where the imaging equipment would be rail-mounted and used in two neighboring rooms. After use, the scanner is returned to its airlock between the two operating theaters, freeing space for the surgical team and allowing the equipment to be disinfected for the next procedure.
"In order for the offer to correspond to users' wishes and to integrate the latest technological developments, the CHU de Liège, together with Getinge and Siemens Healthineers, organized a 'workshop' which extended to two negotiation sessions”, explained Julien Compère. This ensured that the project met the needs of all surgical specialties, supporting advanced techniques that reduce risk for patients.