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Ross Care joins Medequip

Ross Care joins Medequip

Medequip, the UK's leading provider of community equipment services, has announced the acquisition of wheelchair specialists Ross Care from Millbrook Healthcare Group. The move is designed to enhance Medequip's scope and range of services across its community equipment contracts nationwide, with the in-house ability to provide total solutions.

Ross Care enjoys an established reputation for quality and service alongside an operational philosophy which closely mirrors Medequip’s own. Both organisations put the 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 Paramore, 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.

About Ross Care

Ross Care has over 60 years’ experience in delivering high quality wheelchairs services and is the leading specialist provider and approved repairer in the UK. With unrivalled heritage, and a leading reputation for clinical quality and governance, Ross Care’s differentiated end-to-end service proposition covers the entire service user pathway. This includes catering to the needs of highly complex service users through our market leading manufacturer Consolor. Securing its first outsourced contract in the 1970s, Ross Care has grown to operate 40 long term contracts across England and Wales, covering 45% of the population and providing services to nearly 400,000 wheelchair service users. Operating out of 25 service centres, with the head office located in Wallasey, Ross Care has a turnover of over £38m and employs nearly 500 team members.

Medequip was advised on the transaction by Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP (legal) and Deloitte (financial and taxation).

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