Consultancy

Flinders Biomedical Engineering have considerable overseas experience in several countries and provides a range of biomedical consultancy services including: 

  • Analytical evaluation of biomedical engineering services
  • Advice on biomedical engineering training courses
  • Biomedical engineering advice can be tailored for clinical, educational, scientific and research programmes, technology management programs, or product design.
  • Expert consultation to industry and medical device developers
Please contact FBE Director
Australia
China
Hong Kong
Indonesia
Lesotho
Malaysia
Papua New Guinea
Philipines
South Korea
Thailand

Malaysia

Flinders Biomedical Engineering consulting in Malaysia In December 2000, John Robson provided a Situational Analysis to a Malaysian company of their Biomedical Engineering Services.

  • Workforce organisation
  • Technology management
  • Physical resources
  • Management structure
  • Spare parts logistics

Radicare   biomedical engineering offices, KL
Radicare Biomedical Services, KL

As a result of this consultancy a contract was signed for FBE to train Malaysian Biomedical Engineers both in Malaysia and Adelaide.

(Right) Pictured at the signing of the Malaysian training contract, L to R, are Mr Jin Lor, The Hon Rob Lucas, Mr Mansor Abdullah and Mr John Robson

South Korea

In June 1996, John Robson, Director Biomedical Engineering, and Prof Doug Coster, Ophthalmology, visited Taegu Health Junior College and Taegu Junior College to discuss the development of training programs for biomedical engineering and ophthalmology. 

They also discussed the opportunites of an exchange program for students and methods for collaboration of health and medical technology in specialist fields with the Taegu colleges, the newly established Korean Health University and the future 1200 bed Taegu Hospital.
 
(Right) Dr Jong Ok Kim, the Chairman of Youngsong Medical Foundation, the Hanbyul School Foundation and the Youngsong School Foundation presents a commemorative medal to Prof Doug Coster and John Robson. 

(Left) Dr Hyang Ran Kim, the Chairman of the Baeyoung School Foundation and Chancellor of Taegu Junior College meets with Prof Doug Coster and John Robson.

Flinders Biomedical Engineering consulting in Korea

 

 

 

 

 

 

Philipines

  • Medical City Hospital, Manilla
  • Bureau of Health Devices, Department of Health, Manilla
  • Philipine General Hospital
The Philipine General Hospital
The Philipine General Hospital

China

John Robson visited Shandong Province, the sister state of South Australia. He advised the Department of Health on the establishment of biomedical engineering departments.

 

Australia, Alice Springs 1999

For several months, the Flinders Biomedical Engineering Group provided a peer to peer assesment and support of organisational and operational aspects of the biomedical engineering department in Alice Springs Hospital during a period of restructuring .

Particular challenges brought about by the unique health requirements, remote location and large distances to dependent communities, are addressed here in part by the Royal Flying Doctor Service, a large dialysis unit and provision of mobile clinics. These dimensions add an interesting variation to the normal range of problems faced by biomeds.

Alice Springs Hospital (ASH) is the Regional Base Hospital
of the Central Australian Region covers a one million square kilometre catchment area (Adelaide to Alice Springs 1600km or 960miles)
 

Tony Carlisle (FBE) in the biomedical workshop with Ian Ross
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Papua New Guinea

Noel Kitto, FBE Laboratory Support Manager, had a 9 week consultancy in August 2003 as a visiting Biomedical Engineering Technician with the AusAID funded Medical Equipment Management  in the Pacific (MEMP) project. He was employed by Flinders Consulting, who have collaborated with Flinders Biomedical Engineering on previous ventures.

Operating theatre at Wewak, PNG
Operating theatre at Wewak, PNG

Lesotho

In April 2001, Anne-Louise Smith, Consultant Biomedical Engineer, was involved in a Health Infrastucture Strengthening Contract for the Ministry of Health Lesotho, Southern Africa

As a member of a multi-disciplinary team with MCDI, Medical Care Development International, Maine , USA, plans were made for resources and requirements needed in the medium term (5yr) to strengthen hospital maintenance infrastructure for biomedical, facility and transport maintenance.

Countryside not far from the Lesotho capital of Maseru.
Countryside not far from the Lesotho capital of Maseru.

Indonesia

Trade Mission November 1995

John Robson was a participant in the Australia-Indonesia Business Council (AIBC) Trade and Arts Mission to Indonesiain November 1995. He promoted biomedical engineering as an area of significant expertise in South Australian health and educational sectors, and offerred vocational educational programs on biomedical engineering jointly developed by Flinders University, School of Engineering and the Biomedical Engineering Departmentat Flinders Medical Centre.

Maranatha Christian University, Bandung 1996

Following the trade mission of South Australian business representatives to Indonesia in November 1995, John Robson visited Bandung and provided advice on course development for Biomedical Engineering at the Maranatha Christian University (Universitas Kristen Maranatha), and the Immanuel teaching hospital which is associated with Maranatha University, Bandung. Below: Logo presented to John Robson on his visit to the Immanuel teaching hospital

Hong Kong

FBE provided consultancy to the Hong Kong Electrical and Mechanical Services Department. 

  • Advice was provided on a model for restructuring in-house biomedical engineering activities throughout Hong Kong.
  • Training (certified by ECRI) was provided for visiting engineers by FBE and collaborating South Australian partners on medical imaging equipment in Nov/Dec 2002.
Flinders Biomedical Engineering consulting Hong Kong, HK
Hong Kong visitors from Kwong Wah Hospital and EMSD dining at one of the many Chinese restaurants in Adelaide. Tony Carlisle (FBE), Erik KS Chan, Tai-kwan To, Micheal Szwarcbord (Dep CEO FMC), John Robson (Dir FBE), Ka Chung Chan. Missing: Raymond Poon, Jack Beesley (Course Coordinator and photographer).

Thailand

John Robson visited the Biomedical Engineering group at Bumrungrad Hospital, Bangkok.


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