Major outsourced CES provider helps set up NHS Bristol care hotel project

Major outsourced CES provider helps set up NHS Bristol care hotel project

Luke Derrick, Medequip Operations Manager, stated that the task– set up at The Bristol Hotel– might house up to 35 clients post-discharge.

Medequip, one of the significant outsourced community devices service (CES) companies to the NHS and local authorities, has actually assisted set up a care hotel task in Bristol to assist clients recuperate following a remain in medical facility.

After Medequip was gotten in touch with by Bristol Community Equipment Service (BCES) for support to establish the care hotel on 7th December 2021, the project had a brief due date to get 35 rooms established for clients to be released from regional healthcare facilities but who remain in a care-provided setting until they have recuperated enough to return house.

Emersons Depot Technician Team Leader Joe Parker accelerated a team of people to assist with the application.

Luke discussed: “We agreed to provide them with the service needed. With a comprehensive list of devices needing to be purchased, the depot and Medequips purchasing department had an extremely short time frame to install it.

Tom Lander, Commissioner for BCES, discussed the efforts of Medequip in getting the care hotel running.

Other NHS organisations have actually also been trialling similar care hotel jobs to release up hospital space. Both NHS Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group, and Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group have actually just recently established temporary care hotels to guarantee people still get the care they need post-discharge.

” We were provided two days to set up, show and, sometimes, train the staff, some of whom were hired from overseas to help. The hotel needed to be open by the 20th of December.”

” The preliminary requirement was for 75 pieces of equipment to be sent to the hotel. This consisted of mattresses and beds (including bariatric spec items), over bed tables and commodes.

” Medequip had short notice to procure all the devices at a challenging time in the pandemic and the run-up to Christmas and New Year vacations. It was assuring to understand that whatever remained in location and carers trained in time for the very first clients to show up in the hotel.

” Since the initial demand, Medequip has provided more batches of devices and will continue to gather and deliver from the hotel as the task advances.”

The care hotel is designed to ease pressure off regional NHS services by freeing up healthcare facility beds amid rising coronavirus cases in the area. It has live-in staff who are on hand to supply day-and-night care.

He stated: “I am extremely grateful for the support of Luke, Joe, Atlanta and all others in the regional group at Medequip, in addition to Arijan, Jade and others in the Procurement group in head office. They have been essential to the success of this extraordinary project.

The necessary independent living devices was in place for the care hotel to go live on the 20th of December as planned, Luke added.