Healthcare company opens first Scottish depot

Direct Healthcare Group has further expanded its national network with the opening of its first depot in Cumbernauld, Scotland.

The 5,948 sq. ft. site will enable Direct Healthcare Group to deliver an enhanced provision of bariatric rental solutions to the Scottish healthcare system every day of the year.

Official figures report that almost one third of the Scottish public are obese, costing the NHS an estimated £600million per year which significantly reduce Scottish productivity and the economy.

Commenting on the opening of the depot, Graham Ewart, Managing Director of Direct Healthcare Services, said: "Our new rental and service depot in Cumbernauld is essential for us to ensure that we continue to provide our high quality, innovative solutions across the Scottish healthcare system. The location will significantly reduce our delivery times to the healthcare professionals that we work closely with.”

The site will help to deliver a fast response time to the healthcare service which is aiming to tackle the growing issue of obesity.

Furthermore, the expansion has provided an increase in jobs in the Cumbernauld area with the necessity for a regional rental and service team delivering the equipment and on-site patient transfer when required.

A manufacturer of pressure care solutions and seating products, Direct Healthcare Group has enjoyed a sustained period of growth and completed a number of acquisitions in the industry over recent years, having acquired Nightingale Professional Bariatric Care in 2016, Kirton Healthcare in 2017.

The group also recently acquired the Transflo Cushion brand from Karomed in March 2018.

The website for the company is HERE