The Community Equipment Service in Doncaster has gone live, after a successful rebid with Doncaster Council.

NRS Healthcare was awarded a new five-year contract with a possible two-year extension towards the end of last year, one of several wins of existing contracts.

The new service, which now includes minor adaptations and ceiling track hoist installations, went live on March 6th and the team in Doncaster marked the occasion with a fish and chip lunch.

Nigel Knowles, Service Manager in Doncaster, said:

“We are delighted to have won the contract and continuing the great working relationship we have with commissioners and lead clinicians. Everything we do is a team effort, so I’d like to thank all my staff in Doncaster and also all the prescribers and suppliers we work with who work so hard. We will continue to work collaboratively with our networks both internally and externally, integrating our vision and values and, as always, welcoming feedback. We look forward to delivering a professional and friendly service to all.”

Doncaster was first awarded the Community Equipment Service in 2014, and will continue to operate from its existing service centre.

The contract delivers all core community equipment services, but the team also works hard to support others in the community and those abroad who are in need.

Highlights from 2022 included working collaboratively with Austerfield Study Centre, an outdoor education centre and community hub, to improve dormitory settings by providing mattresses and over bed tables; donating equipment to PhysioNet, which supports people with disabilities overseas; working with the Carers Trust to support unpaid carers and dementia café’s and hosting monthly training sessions with health professionals to enable growth. Doncaster was also chosen by OCN London to be a training centre running Trusted Assessor courses both internally and commercially.