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Medequip Bedford Depot Grand Opening

Medequip Bedford Grand Opening. Mayor of Bedford, Tom Wootton with David Griffiths, Medequip

Medequip is pleased to announce the official grand opening of their Bedford depot, which took place on Thursday 16 May 2024. This event marks the successful launch of the Bedfordshire, Luton, and Milton Keynes Community Equipment Service, which commenced on 1 April 2024.

Bedford Brass Plaque

The ceremony was attended by several distinguished guests, including the Mayor of Bedford, Tom Wootton, Councillor Martin Towler (Portfolio Holder for Health, Public Health, and Wellbeing), Councillor Robert Rigby (Portfolio Holder for Adult Services), and Kate Walker, Director of Adults' Services at Bedford Borough Council. Despite the rain, the event was a resounding success, filled with bright spirits and enthusiasm.


Guests were given a comprehensive tour of the depot, showcasing the crucial work Medequip undertakes to maintain the independence of the people in Bedford and the surrounding areas of Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes. The tour provided an in-depth look into the daily operations, from procurement and storage to equipment cleaning, repair, and safety checks. It also highlighted the process of how equipment is handled once prescribed and ordered by a Health or Social Care Professional.

Bedford depot tour lead by Michaela Harris

The day also included a tour of Medequip’s exhibition roadshow vehicle, which serves as a mobile beacon of support and information, travelling to various locations to promote the company's services. This signifies the company's dedication to accessibility, community engagement and the proactive sharing of valuable information and advice.

Medequip Exhibition Unit

Mayor Tom Wotton and David Griffiths, Managing Director at Medequip, ceremonially cut the ribbon at the official opening.

Mayor Tom Wootton said: “Thank you for choosing Bedford and coming to Bedford. This [service] is really important because everyone gets to that time of life – our grandparents, mothers, fathers and ourselves will eventually need this equipment. It is great to see how much care and attention to detail there was today. It’s a great pleasure having you in Bedford and having Medequp here for many years to come.”

Michaela Harris, General Manager at Medequip, expressed her gratitude and pride in the success of the grand opening: "We are immensely proud of what we have achieved here at Medequip Bedford. This would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of everyone involved in implementing the new service. Thank you to all who contributed to making this grand opening a success."

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