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Medway Council Selects Medequip for Community Equipment Services

Medway Council, which according to research released in February 2020 is one of the highest performing councils in the country for adult social care, has appointed community equipment specialists Medequip to manage CES provision across the area covered by the council including Rochester, Gillingham, Chatham and the Hoo Peninsula.

This is the third CES contract gain announced by Medequip in 2020, which means that the UK’s leading CES provider now manages more than 40 contracts supplying a range of equipment from simple aids for daily living through to more complex pieces of equipment enabling people to receive appropriate care and remain safely in their home environment.

Medequip will also provide Medway Council with advanced equipment management and reporting facilities, using the new TCES Community platform and Microsoft BI reporting capabilities to ensure greater visibility of information and customised reports to match council requirements.

Medequip is currently working with the existing provider to retain the existing depot premises,
supporting minimal disruption to service delivery team members.

“The Medequip team is proud to have been selected by Medway as their chosen partner for the
supply of community equipment,” stated Neil Harris, Medequip’s Implementation Manager for
Medway. “Working with the council, we plan to first evaluate existing service delivery systems,
current community equipment and then, in partnership, begin training and implementation of
new products and an enhanced IT solution. To support the implementation process and going
forward into the future, Medequip will work closely with service users to develop service
provision to best match their needs.”

A recent survey by IMPOWER highlighted Medway as one of 15 councils achieving greater than
average outcomes from a less than average spend per head. This research indicates that
Medway residents using social care are receiving better outcomes, alongside the council
making better use of public funds.

For further information, please contact:-
Medequip Assistive Technology
T:  020 8750 1560

Published: 13th August 2020

Source: Medequip