Medway Council 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 it 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.
The firm is currently working with the existing provider to retain the existing depot premises, supporting minimal disruption to service delivery team members.
Neil Harris, Medequip’s implementation manager for Medway, said: “The Medequip team is proud to have been selected by Medway as their chosen partner for the supply of community equipment.”
Adding: “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.”