Leading care home specialists NHG and Clinicare Supplies have merged together under the name Blueleaf to become one of the largest care sector specialists in the UK.
Blueleaf Commercial Director Scott Andrews said the new combined business will result in one of the most comprehensive ranges of care home solutions, including consumables, equipment, furniture, interior design and fit out services for existing and new customers.
“Our positioning in the care industry is original and unique. It is what makes our new brand different,” Scott said. “In combining the diverse talents of NHG and Clinicare Supplies, Blueleaf is effectively integrating 60 years of experience and expertise to give care professionals the ultimate solution in terms of the tools and support they need to create care environments that work better.
“Blueleaf’s mission is to create ‘space to care’, which in real terms is all about identifying and taking away the logistical and administrative headaches care managers and staff would rather live without. Our USP is the ability to give care staff the headspace to concentrate on providing the best care.”
The decision to merge the two companies was first announced in October 2017 (see Nursing Hygiene Group (NHG) and Clinicare Supplies announce merger).
Nathan Campbell, Corporate Services Director, said Blueleaf will continue to work alongside care providers to address current challenges such as keeping occupancy rates high and helping customers remain compliant with the CQC and other regulations, as well as designing workplaces that are safe and pleasant to work in.
“Going forward innovation is key to stay ahead and lead the change in care,” Nathan said: “There is a real commitment to invest in R&D and technology to deliver a step change in the day to day provision of care, amidst tight funding and increasing demands and specialist requirements of care for people with a range of age-related conditions.”
NHG customers will now be able to take advantage of Clinicare Supplies’ unique online resource care home management portal, Global Connect®.