Community equipment provider Medequip has acquired a telecare business that serves more than 10,000 people across the UK.
The company has purchased County Careline Services for an undisclosed amount and launched its new brand, Medequip Connect, to reflect the expansion of its capabilities in telecare.
County Careline Services provides telecare assistance and support to older, disabled or vulnerable people.
It helps people to maintain their independence by providing telecare alarms and a range of associated equipment.
Medequip said the 40 people employed by County Careline Services at four service centres in the North West, Cumbria, Suffolk and Oxfordshire, will continue in their roles.
Peter Gaunt, operations and commercial controller for Medequip, said: “Alongside our recent move into the wheelchair services market, this acquisition strengthens our foothold in telehealth, expanding our footprint in the UK and complementing our core community equipment business.
“The analogue to digital revolution is changing the world of telecare, with opportunities for more technologically advanced services as we are already seeing in Australia and New Zealand.
“Medequip intends to be in the vanguard here in the UK, developing innovative ways of keeping people safe and independent for longer in their own homes.”