A warm welcome to Paul Goodrich who joins the team as our new Regional Director for The United Kingdom & Ireland. Paul joins us from Marlowe PLC where he was Group MD for the occupational health division with responsibility for integrating 8 UK businesses under one operating model and a single brand.
Paul brings wider healthcare experience from roles in the NHS, BUPA and International SOS. Paul’s earlier experience included a number of international assignments in the oil and gas sector and logistics industries.
“I am excited to be joining Careium at this time. Whilst I am new to the TEC sector, I come from a healthcare background covering both public and private services and wearable devices for diabetes and wound care. An economist by background, I am mindful of the wider market challenges in the UK economy and the care sector specifically. These are BBC news items almost daily. On the one hand, funding gaps, workforce pressures and ambulance delays are drivers of increased demand for TEC services. But like every other sector in the UK (airlines and hospitality to name but a few), our ability to consistently meet service level commitments has been challenging. My first priority will be to stabilise our service delivery and re-establish our market leadership in quality.
As Careium UK, we are fortunate to be part of a wider European organisation. By leveraging one another’s expertise and experience our collective ambition is to become recognised as both a knowledge and market leader for technology-enabled care. The UK’s transition to digital connectivity creates a huge opportunity for TEC and social alarm services and has the potential to transform how carers and families engage in the health and wellbeing of the people they support. This transition moves our capabilities from reactive services to proactive support, with the potential to reduce the demands on the stretched care and health system. So as a business, we are very much in a key transition period both internally and externally.”
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