Part of the Gainsborough Healthcare Group, Gainsborough Specialist Bathing has been re-appointed by Four Seasons Health Care to provide assistive baths that ensure utmost care excellence and commercial performance.
This latest tender process has re-affirmed Gainsborough’s ability to provide greater value, higher product performance and all-encompassing holistic service – delivered through a UK-based manufacturing facility and 30 years of specialism. When compared to other assistive bath suppliers, Four Seasons Health Care deemed the Gentona bath from Gainsborough to be the outstanding choice for safeguarded and sustainable care.
Peter Eckhardt, Gainsborough Healthcare Group CEO, comments: “Retaining the Four Seasons contract represents a significant signal to market. It clearly underlines our ability to deliver holistic bathing solutions that drive change. We understand the growing pressure of CQC targets and care sustainability – this is why we continually innovate to meet and exceed challenges. Our healthcare promise is unmatched in the sector and we are delighted that Four Seasons have endorsed our proven heritage and specialism.”
Luke Torkington, Procurement Buyer, Four Seasons Health Care adds: “It became very apparent to me during stakeholder engagements that the customer experience is at the very heart of their newly formed parent organisation – Gainsborough Healthcare Group. Not only through their product design, but the end-to-end customer experience; from the first initial consultation to installation and beyond. Not only that, Gainsborough offered our business new product innovations which the market could not. These innovations included integrated BioCote, which provides advanced antimicrobial protection 24/7 – vital for our care homes’ infection control process. No other premium supplier was able to deliver such a robust infection control solution.”
Luke continues: “As well as incorporating BioCote, the Gentona bath particularly appealed to us as its advanced design features lower utility and energy consumption. It also reduces bathing cycle times so care and operational efficiency is optimised. We were impressed to learn that the Gentona can potentially save up to 25% on all running costs when compared to equivalent baths. Due to the bath being designed with the bather and carer in mind, it allows our clinical teams to continually enhance care quality and maintain best practice.”
Luke adds: “After visiting their manufacturing site in Walsall, I was impressed to see Gainsborough’s dedicated research and development programme. Their established specialists have also shown an excellent level of curiosity to learn and grow with our business, which presents a patient centred product offering, which simply isn’t available presently within the market. Gainsborough Healthcare Group have proven that they have the ability to not only present excellent value for our business through an attractive commercial offering, but also through the great quality of the products and services they provide. I am very pleased that Four Seasons Health Care and Gainsborough Healthcare Group will continue to work together to improve the quality of life for the residents within our care for many more years to come.”