We are excited to announce that as of the 1st of May 2023, Ross Care, including Consolor, is under new ownership and joins forces with Medequip Assistive Technology. Medequip is a leading provider of community healthcare equipment and support services across the UK. This acquisition brings together two companies with a shared commitment to delivering exceptional service to our service users, trust partners and commissioners, forming a united partnership between the two businesses.
Medequip recognises that Ross Care enjoys an established reputation for quality and service alongside an operational philosophy which closely mirrors their own. Both organisations put their focus on providing affordable, accessible, and person-centered healthcare solutions in the community, developed around the efficient supply of products and services.
The synergy between the two organisations is already proven as Medequip and Ross Care have existing partnerships in place. The two organisations have already worked together to offer combined community equipment and wheelchair service contracts for some years. In these localities, Ross Care provides the wheelchair element of the contracts, enabling Medequip to deliver a comprehensive offering to people, social prescribers, councils, and NHS Trusts.
James Ibbotson, CEO of Medequip, commented on the acquisition. “We are pleased to welcome the well-respected name of Ross Care to the Medequip family,” he stated. “The Ross Care business is complementary to our core equipment services provision, enhancing our knowledge and expertise and enabling us to expand our service portfolio to cover wheelchair services.”
James Parramore, Managing Director of Ross Care, adds: "We are delighted to be joining Medequip and look forward to the exciting opportunities this acquisition will bring. Our combined strengths will enable us to capitalise on each other’s market leading expertise, accelerate growth and benefit from the combined buying power generated by joining together. We are confident that our shared values will ensure a successful future together.
Medequip is the UK’s largest and longest serving specialist supplier of community equipment and complementary services. It is involved in every stage of community equipment services, from procurement, storage, delivery, and installation, to technical demonstration, repair, and maintenance, collection, cleaning, and recycling of homecare medical equipment. Medequip is renowned for its excellent service levels and is fully committed to delivering equipment and support for people to enable them to remain in their own homes and independent for longer. Medequip continues to innovate and develop technology solutions, such as Technology Enabled Care Services, to further improve the delivery of cost effective and reliable solutions. Located in Harmondsworth, close to Heathrow Airport, and with a turnover of over £200m, Medequip employs more than 1,000 people.