Medequip Assistive Technology has this week announced the acquisition of the business of County Careline Services, in a move which signals the community equipment specialist’s commitment to expanding operations in the Technology Enabled Care sector across the UK.
A nationally based organisation providing services to over 10,000 people nationwide, County Careline Services provides telecare assistance and support to older, disabled or vulnerable people, helping them to remain safe and independent in their own homes.
Acquisition of the business by Medequip secures the future for these service users, as well as for almost 40 people employed by County Careline Services at four service centres in the North West, Cumbria, Suffolk and Oxfordshire. Medequip’s latest technology enabled care service will be known as Medequip Connect.
Medequip is pleased to welcome this competent and dedicated workforce as an important asset for the development of services into the future.
“Alongside our recent move into the wheelchair services market, this acquisition strengthens our foothold in telehealth, expanding our footprint in the UK and complementing our core community equipment business,” stated Peter Gaunt, Operations & Commercial Controller for Medequip. “The analogue to digital revolution is changing the world of telecare, with opportunities for more technologically advanced services as we are already seeing in Australia and New Zealand. Medequip intends to be in the vanguard here in the UK, developing innovative ways of keeping people safe and independent for longer in their own homes.“
Published: 19th September 2019