Blackburn with Darwen CCG and Blackburn with Darwen Council have worked together to commission Medequip as new providers of the Community Equipment Store. The decision to retender the contract was made to ensure that we will be getting better value for money without effecting the service provision. The company will act as a short term partner while a decision is made about a long term solution.
The service will continue to be an NHS and Social Care service. Your equipment and any necessary repairs and on-going maintenance of equipment will be provided by Medequip. All delivery staff will provide identification before entering your property and will all wear a Medequip uniform. Community equipment i.e. beds and mattresses will continue to be prescribed by authorised health and social care professionals for people who need support and equipment. Smaller items will still be managed through the ‘Retail Model’ which remains outside of this service.
The current East Lancashire Community Equipment Service will continue to operate until 30th June 2016 and Medequip will take over on 1st July 2016.
The East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen services will no longer be delivered from the current location at Altham with effect from 30 June 2016 , but from the following base at Leyland: Medequip Assistive technology Limited, Unit G4, Leyland Business Park, Centurion Way, Leyland, Lancsashire, PR25 3GR. Telephone number: 01772 286573; Fax Number: 01772 479694; E-Mail Address: Leyland@medequip-uk.com
If you require any further information about the transfer of the service, please contact Val Sibson on 01254 736350 or firstname.lastname@example.org