Being mobile and independent are a fundamental part of life. They allow us personal freedom, of movement and of choice and play a vital role in physical, mental, financial, and social wellbeing.
Therefore, living with poor or declining health and reduced mobility can often have a profound effect on the quality of life, of not just those directly affected, but their families, friends, employers, and the wider society.
Prism Healthcare believes that despite poor health and limited mobility everyone deserves to live life to the full. Whether living at home or in long-term care facilities, everyone should have equal opportunity to be happy, healthy, and independent for as long as possible.
As experts in manual handling, pressure area care and specialist seating solutions, we manufacture and supply a broad range of products and services to health and care providers and their clients across the UK, and internationally through a network of distributors. We have a mission; to transform the quality of life of people with health and mobility conditions by providing solutions that offer choice, value for money, and help to make care easier.
In doing this we take our corporate responsibility seriously. We recognise we have a duty of care to operate in a responsible and sustainable way and we want to make a positive impact on the lives of our employees, customers, clinicians, clients and partners within our network and the wider society.
The Prism Healthcare Group ESG statement demonstrates our commitment to action, to integrate wellbeing, sustainability, and ethics into the culture and day-to-day activities of running the business. This is key to our success and is a focus for all employees.
We will develop a policy that defines improvements we will make to drive standards in three areas:
We will work with suppliers, customers, and employees to reduce our impact on the environment by:
We will contribute to improving the wellbeing of society by:
We will always act ethically and with integrity and will be held accountable by:
From July 5th 2021 Paul Morton will be the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Prism Healthcare Group with current CEO Stuart Meldrum moving into the Executive Chairman position.
Paul has been with Prism since the end of 2019 and in this time Stuart and Paul have been working together closely to smoothly transition Paul into his new role.
Paul will have full responsibility for all aspects of running the group with Stuart supporting Paul in his new role and focussing on accelerating various strategic growth initiatives.
Paul Morton, CEO said ‘It is aprivilege to be able to lead our colleagues at Prism Healthcare in the next stage of our journey. Our goal is to help healthcare professionals provide the best client care, whilst providing clients and their families’ greater choice and independence. I am passionate about delivering more value for our customers in the UK and abroad, and looking forward to working closely with them’.
Stuart Meldrum, Executive Chairman said ‘Paul joined Prism having previously fulfilled several Divisional CEO & Managing Director roles in large global companies such as GE Healthcare. Over the last 18 months it has been a pleasure to work with Paul and see him naturally grow and transition into the CEO role. Paul has a wealth of experience in managing and building large international businesses so this is a great opportunity for both Paul and the company.’
Repose Furniture Limited (Repose) is the latest specialized healthcare product provider to join the Prism Healthcare family, hot on the heels of Harvest Healthcare, an organisation celebrated for its customer-first values and approach. Repose are one of the market leaders in specialist seating solutions, designing and manufacturing a full range of specialist chairs ranging from entry-level riser-recliners to advanced bespoke healthcare chairs. Repose owner and Managing Director Lisa Wardley will continue to lead the Repose teams, reporting to Neil Davis, Managing Director of Harvest Healthcare.
“We acquired Repose, attracted by their intimate understanding of their customers and their customer needs. Now part of the Prism Healthcare family, we can further broaden our offerings to our homecare and long-term care customers. Lisa and her team share the Harvest ethos of working in long-term partnerships with customers and suppliers, to support the delivery of exceptional resident and patient care, at an affordable price, and to try to make everyone’s lives a little easier.” explains Neil Davis, of Harvest Healthcare.
Lisa adds “Collaborating with our new colleagues at Harvest will enable us to build many new customer relationships whilst continuing to successfully serve our existing customer base. Exciting times!”
Prism Healthcare is the group holding company that encompasses the subsidiary companies of; Prism Medical UK, Smirthwaite, Harvest Healthcare and now Repose. Today, their mission as Prism Healthcare is to provide specialized products and high-quality services across the UK – and the world – to a range of healthcare market sectors:
Prism Healthcare’s services, products, and brands are many, varied, and cover the spectrum of care needed for all generations, from paediatric to the elderly. Their focus is on delivering meaningful health and social outcomes, with a single-minded mission to help carers do what they do best, making care – and life – easier for all.
As a UK manufacturer, service provider and inclusive employer, Prism operates from nine facilities across the UK. They enjoy deep rooted connections to each of the communities they are part of, which in turn provides opportunities for greater social engagement and interaction. “Understanding our social responsibility and positively impacting the lives of service users and their support circles is a significant dimension to the community services we provide,” says Emma Toas, Operations Director.
Of course, in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, with lockdown forcing limited-to-no contact with family members, never before has consistent, high quality care been more important to the lives of those who need it most. As Prism Healthcare CEO Stuart Meldrum reflects, “Covid-19 has presented us with more than a few challenges, but we’ve managed to support those that matter when it matters most. We are exceptionally proud with how our teams have supported OTs, care homes and services users in the best ways possible. Operating from multiple sites has meant that we can continue our mission – to provide choice and certainty, with a continuous and resilient service throughout the ongoing pandemic.”