ICES begins in Sheffield to help people live independently in their own homes for longer

ICES begins in Sheffield to help people live independently in their own homes for longer

The ICES will see Medequip supply and preserve the devices necessary to assist people live independently in their own homes for longer.

Neighborhood equipment assists individuals stay active, independent and comfortable in their own homes and out in the community. It encompasses a broad variety of products, from easy help such as crutches and strolling frames to assist movement, through to more complicated equipment like beds, hoists and pressure care products.

A new Integrated Community Devices Service (ICES) has begun in Sheffield, which will be offered by Medequip on behalf of Sheffield CCG and Sheffield City Council.

The Integrated Community Equipment Loan Services in Sheffield (ICELSS) was granted to Medequip back in March. The agreement is set to last for a five-year duration, with a choice to extend beyond 2025 for a further 2 years.

As part of the new ICELSS, Medequip will deal with commissioners and recommending teams to ensure that there is likewise a regional option for evaluations, in particular specials, which are pieces of devices developed particularly to match a persons requirements.

Medequip already works with prescribers in Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, prescribing and discharging into the Rotherham area, so linking the two contracts geographically is expected to result in significant synergies, including a single point of prescription.

The new contract will run on what is known as the TCES Community platform, which intends to improve efficiencies and improve services for individuals of Sheffield.

Following a small execution delay due to the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, Medequip has actually now taken over from the incumbent company British Red Cross, which has worked closely with the service provider to guarantee a smooth transition of services and an ongoing high level of service.

One of the leading outsourced neighborhood equipment services (CES) providers to regional authorities and the NHS, Medequip supplies procurement, storage, shipment, installation, upkeep, collection, repair work, cleansing, repair and recycling services nationwide.

According to the provider, the ICELSS agreement extends its tested track record throughout West, North and South Yorkshire, dealing with North Yorkshire County Council, North Yorkshire CCGs and Kirklees Council. Medequip is also the lead provider for the Rotherham Equipment and Wheelchair Service (REWS), which is run on behalf of Rotherham CCG and Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council.

ICELSS and Rotherham Equipment and Wheelchair Service will be run from Medequips depot in Rotherham, which the company states will lead to operational efficiencies.