- New facility will allow specialist provider of medical and healthcare products to meet increased demand from global emergency medical services sector
- Critical Healthcare ensures healthcare professionals across eight countries have medical products required to diagnose, resuscitate and rehabilitate a patient
Critical Healthcare, the multiple award winning, specialist provider of frontline medical and healthcare products to the global emergency services, has invested over €500,000 in a new 30,000 sq. ft headquarters facility in Tullamore, County Offaly. In addition to expanding its physical location, Critical Healthcare has also increased its workforce to over 30 employees.
Critical Healthcare, which marks its 20th anniversary this year, boasts a diversity of customers that covers emergency services, armed forces and local authorities across eight European countries, with expansion into more planned. An approved HSE and NHS supplier, Critical Healthcare works with emergency service providers across Ireland, UK, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, France, Spain and Poland, ensuring that healthcare professionals have all of the essential medical products they require to diagnose, resuscitate and rehabilitate a patient. Critical Healthcare are also a key government supplier of the PPE and infection control items that have now become common-place in a ‘Covid-aware’ world.
This expansion is due to recent innovations in Critical Healthcare’s Medlogistix on-line procurement software that has won them glowing recommendations from prestigious industry figures such as the UK’s Lord Carter whose review described Medlogistix as “best practice” that “demonstrates tangible efficiencies and cost savings”. This pre-authorised system allows customers to order products 24/7 and can be accessed remotely, allowing for a seamless and standardised supply chain which is essential in a highly pressurised emergency services environment.
The Critical Healthcare product range includes essential medical products required to diagnose, resuscitate and rehabilitate patients – everything from an adhesive plaster to a defibrillator. The product range supplied by the company includes disposable linen, surgical masks, oxygen masks, temperature and blood pressure monitors, syringes and needles, Duramedic range-vacuum splints, sanitiser, gowns and a 3 in 1 blood glucometer that measures ketone.
Critical Healthcare is committed to working with healthcare professionals to design and develop new products and services to ensure a safer and risk-free environment for service providers and patients. The business has developed its own range of products, alongside the many products required by paramedics, ER physicians and emergency crews. They include:
- MediLinen – A unique range of disposable linen products and solutions for ambulance and hospital use
- MediQuilt – a reusable quilt for ambulance and hospital use that utilises antibacterial and biodegradable disposable/recyclable covers
- MediFleece – a single use blanket which reduces the risk of both cross-contamination
- Duramedic – a range of medical consumables
Dr. Anne Cusack, CEO of Critical Healthcare, says the new facility in Offaly, which consists of two warehouses and extensive office facilities, will provide considerable breathing space for the rapidly expanding business.
“The demand we are seeing for essential products has been and remains high. Critical Healthcare has been at the forefront of the fight against Covid-19 by supporting Emergency Services Providers across Europe so we fully understand the demands that these professionals face on a daily basis. Significantly, we have had sole responsibility for ensuring that the national ambulance services in both Ireland and Denmark have remained fully operational with essential supplies during these unprecedented times.”
“Our new premises will enable us to take the company through its next phase of growth as we continue to scale. We’re also delighted that our Medlogistix system is recommended by the UK’s ‘Lord Carter Review’ as Best Practice. This accolade, combined with our two decades of experience in this sector, will ensure that Critical Healthcare is well-positioned to continue providing the efficient managed service that is Medlogistix into new markets during a time when they are needed most.”
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