We deliver training at our specialist training centre in the UK and all around the world. You can come to us or we can bring our training to you. All our training is delivered in English.
Unmatched facilities worldwide in the UK
Our training facilities allow for practical, safe learning experiences in our operating theatre, sterilisation and decontamination facilities, a live medical gas pipeline, a heating and ventilation plant, as well as our training lift shaft, plus so much more.
Formerly the UK National Hospital Engineering Training Centre for the country’s National Health Service (NHS), nowhere can all these facilities be found on one training site.
Each year we welcome many engineering and hospital staff and managers from around the world.
As well as first-class accredited training delivered to the latest international guidelines and standards, you will be able to relax in a splendid learning environment, enjoy the beauties of a country house estate and grounds, with comfortable en-suite bedrooms and study areas.
We deliver training where you are too
Most of our courses can be delivered worldwide at your medical facility or hospital. This provides a practical and cost-effective solution, particularly when large groups may require training.
Our training is delivered in English, however translation can be arranged on request. We advise local translation support due to the specialist technical nature of our training.
Become a partner
The broad nature of our courses and consultancy means we work with expert individuals and organisations, assisting not only the specialist nature of our training but also our global accessibility. We co-operate with worldwide colleagues and associates and are always keen to establish links with new partners.
If you need training or want to assist with the delivery of quality, accredited training in the fields of healthcare decontamination, hospital engineering and estates and facilities management, then do talk with us first.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0)1454 262777.
ARAS Eastwood Park
Aras Eastwood Park delivers specialist medical gas training in Dubai.
A winning partnership
It formally marks a partnership that has been developing over several years, combining the skills and knowledge of two world leading experts, both well-established & highly regarded within medical equipment supply & education & training.
Medical gas training in Dubai
Medical gas training courses are now being delivered in Dubai, UAE, at our extensively equipped medical gas training facility. Please see below for course dates and prices.
Aras Medical Devices & Equipments Co. LLC, a division of Aras Group, was established in 1976. Well-respected in the field of medical gas pipeline systems & medical equipment, it operates both as a supplier, as well as servicing & maintaining medical equipment through its highly qualified & experienced team of engineers, technicians & support staff.
About Eastwood Park
Eastwood Park is the leading provider of specialist technical, engineering & facilities & estates management training, primarily to the healthcare sector. Delivering the highest standard of expert training worldwide & working with clients from Australasia, Asia, the Middle East & across Europe. It offers practical training to recognised international standards both from its UK training centre and delivered at an organisation’s own site around the world.
Training dates and how to book
To book please contact Aras Eastwood Park in Dubai, call (+971) 04 2344457
K. C Babu
Design - Mechanical Engineering: Specialised in Industrial LNG (Liquid Natural Gas), Medical & Laboratory Gas Engineering having 41 years of experience in Oil & Gas Projects, Hospitals, Universities, QC Laboratories. Design, Supervision, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of Products from Flour, Total, Drager, AMICO, BOC, Ohmeda, Medaes, Hill Rom-Medaes, Beacon Medaes, Atlas Copco, Worthington, GSR Valves and several International and Local Manufactures involved in major clients in Middle East, Africa & India.
As medical gas portfolio manager, Michael Ell leads and develops medical gas training at Eastwood Park.
Formerly a marine engineer, hospital engineer, an Estates Manager in a 750-bed general hospital and a medical gas risk specialist and trainer, he has over 25 years’ hospital engineering experience, including training internationally over the past 5 years.
Michael offers in-depth knowledge of the role of a medical gas AP, as well as the management of medical gases on a range of sites. His courses encourage as much interactivity and practical elements as possible.
17 years of experience in medical gas system project execution in Middle East & India.
Aras Eastwood Park Training location
Sheikha Mahra Ahmad Al Ghurair Building
Above Al Hilal Bank, First Floor
Al Nahda Road
(+971) 04 2344457
Eastwood Park Training is delighted to be partnered with ECRI Institute
These two renowned healthcare organisations will be working closely together to improve effective asset management and maintenance of hospital medical devices, supporting each business’s ultimate mission for continued improved and effective patient safety.
About ECRI Institute
ECRI Institute, a totally independent and not-for-profit organisation, dedicates itself to bringing the discipline of applied scientific research in healthcare to uncover the best approaches to improving patient care. As pioneers in this science for over 45 years, ECRI Institute marries experience and independence with the objectivity of evidence-based research.
More than 5,000 healthcare organisations worldwide rely on ECRI Institute's expertise in patient safety improvement, risk and quality management, healthcare processes, medical device evaluation, procedures, and drug technology.
ECRI offers comprehensive online tools and consultancy to support the maintenance, planning, assessment and procurement of medical technology.
ECRI’s partnership with Eastwood Park is brought about as many of our customers will have a mutual interest in the services our organisations offer. ECRI serves over 5000 customers in Estates Management, Clinical Engineering and other healthcare professions.
Contact us for further information on how we can improve the effectiveness, safety and economy of your healthcare organisation.
Improves the management of your medical equipment service activities, reduces costs and contrasts your department’s efficiency, through global benchmarking.
A vast resource of key device and clinical engineering data, from both ECRI Institute and global healthcare facilities, shows you how your organisation compares to others of similar size and circumstance—so you can easily identify areas to focus improvements and optimize effectiveness.
Selectplus - Procurement Support for Medical Technology Acquisitions
Selectplus is both a consulting and an online service to support planning, procurement and management of medical technology.
Offering a number of powerful consulting prerequisites, Selectplus mirrors the procurement process with Capital Budget Reviews, Market Survey Reports, Tender and Quotation analyses, and even Service Contract Analyses. Each of these services is tailored specifically for each individual need, designed to meet the exact requirements of the Hospital Trust. These services are on demand and unlimited.
ECRI-AIMS Hospital Equipment Management System
ECRI-AIMS is a system for managing all aspects of technology-based assets found in healthcare institutions around the world. It is a true web-browser application, enabling the data stored centrally by the hospital to be accessed simply via a web-browser connected to the hospital intranet. There is no client software to install and ECRI-AIMS is therefore straightforward to set up and can be used by personnel at all levels at any time.
The system provides a complete resource for managing equipment inventory information, work orders, service contracts, spare parts, purchasing and stock-control in a single, secure, comprehensive yet easy-to-use package.
See a full list of ECRI Institute's services
Read about some of the work we have done internationally and the benefit of our training and expertise no matter where you are located.
Case Study | Qatar (English)
Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
Eastwood Park was asked to assist the Hamad Corporation in Qatar with its requirement to establish engineering systems and appoint and develop staff in accordance with International Standards and Codes of Practice in all seven of its hospitals.
- Eastwood Park started by adapting UK hospital codes of practice (HTMs) and a structured approach to maintenance and testing (PPM, CoPs and new ways of working) in all 8 hospitals.
- The systems developed identified clear responsibilities and the required competencies for the maintenance, management and quality assurance of engineering and facility systems, plant and hospital equipment including: medical gases, electrical, water, lifts, air-conditioning, and steam boilers.
- The roles of Competent Person, Authorised Person and Authorising Engineer were adopted (from EU Approved Codes of Practice) and the competencies for these roles informed the training programmes developed by Eastwood Park.
Early indications show that significant service improvements have occurred and that they are now aligned to the hospital group’s quality systems and the overall international hospital accreditation the Hamad Group are seeking. Eastwood Park has subsequently been asked to undertake additional training and consultancy activity in support of other hospital service areas.
Over 300 staff were appointed, trained and accredited with internationally recognised competency qualifications 900 Nurses trained as Designated Nursing Officers (Medical Gases). Engineering systems were audited, redeveloped and redesigned to ensure compliance to international benchmarks of good practice. This prestigious programme was featured on prime time Qatari national television news.
Case Study | Qatar | دراسة حالة
Case Study | KSA (English)
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, KSA
Eastwood Park was commissioned to provide training to enable their existing Central Sterilization and Supply Distribution (CSSD) staff to achieve an American theory qualification (CBSPD). Eastwood Park trainers soon realised that this qualification would not address the service issues they had, and so the CSSD development programme was initiated.
Eastwood Park trainers proposed, and later delivered, the following phased CSSD development programme:
- Reviewed and rewrote/updated CSSD policies and procedures
- We designed a training programme for existing CSSD staff, based on these policies and procedures, that would also achieve an American qualification and a competence-based CSSD qualification from the UK. We also trained and qualified existing CSSD supervisors to support and assess their existing and trainee technicians on policies, procedures and CSSD occupational standards of competence.
- We worked with King Faisal hospital to design a diploma programme accredited by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialities. The diploma programme for CSSD Technicians included:
- Functional Skills training (English, ICT. Medical Terminology etc)
- Sterile services and infection control theory training
- On-the-job practical training
- Integrated CSSD work experience
- The American qualification
- The UK competence-based CSSD qualification
12 young Saudi nationals recently graduated with their diplomas and are now working as CSSD technicians at the hospital in Riyadh. The hospital hopes to recruit another group soon.
The programme updated departmental practices and established a skills base and on-going structure to significantly minimise potential issues by implementing competence-based programmes related to internationally recognised standards, practices and qualifications.
Case Study | KSA | دراسة حالة
Case Study | Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (English)
Following a trade delegation to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where John Thatcher, the CEO of Eastwood Park, met the Deputy Minister of Health, he was referred to the Ministry’s Head of Occupational Safety and Health to discuss the potential to run a programme of courses in their Training Centre in Riyadh.
- On meeting with the MOH’s Head of Occupational Safety and Health (who had personally attended a number of Eastwood Park’s courses in the UK) a priority list of courses was drawn up to be delivered on an ‘open to all’ basis to staff working in the Ministry’s hospitals.
- Training was offered to all MOH hospital staff as a public schedule and programmes are offered on a monthly basis. The schedule of courses for 2016 has already started.
- Topics delivered include:
- Hospital Competent Person - medical gas pipeline systems
- Hospital Authorised Person - medical gas pipeline systems
- Hospital Fire Safety Managers – hospital fire safety
- Firecode for healthcare premises
- Hospital Authorised Person - low voltage electrical Hospital
- Competent Person - hospital heating, ventilation & air conditioning
- Hospital Authorised Person - hospital heating, ventilation & air conditioning
19 courses have been delivered to date, with over 400 MOH hospital staff having attended. The schedule of courses is ongoing and additional levels and topics are being introduced to reach other MOH staff and to up-skill those already trained. The MOH is seeing the quality and safety of these services improve as a direct result of this learning being applied in the MOH hospitals.