Community equipment specialist Medequip has had its community equipment and continence services for Wiltshire contract extended for another five years.
This comes after it won a competitive tender process, with the new contract beginning on 1 April, 2021.
Medequip has held the contract already for over 15 years, and the new agreement comes with an option to extend for a further two years.
The company revealed it is planning “significant innovations and service enhancements” to further improve community equipment services provision for the people of Wiltshire.
The operational site will remain at Calne and will be “totally redesigned and extended”, implementing a new layout to facilitate increased capacity, throughput and efficiency.
“We are absolutely delighted to continue our long term relationship with Wiltshire,” stated Michaela Harris, General Manager for Medequip’s South Western division.
“The cooperation between our two organisations has been particularly well demonstrated when faced with the challenges of COVID-19, where we have engaged on a weekly basis to maintain service and product availability, including appropriate product substitutions to facilitate important hospital discharges.”
In a statement, the Wiltshire Commissioners said, “We wish to take this opportunity to thank Medequip for the key role they have played over the years, to provide the people of Wiltshire with equipment and support to improve their quality of life, and we look forward to continuing our partnership with the new contract.
“Medequip’s commitment to deliver an efficient and effective service in the ever-challenging environment of health and social care has strengthened our partnerships to integrate care and better meet our populations’ health and care needs now and in the future.”