InHealth Set To Save £270,000 Through New Fleet Deal
By Maddy Price
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 16:53
Leading healthcare provider InHealth has agreed a new vehicle leasing deal to save £275,000 and support plans to treble the number of patients it sees over the next four years.
The group, which delivers medical diagnostic tests to over a million patients each year in hospitals, community health clinics and mobile units, is aiming to see three million patients per year by 2020 covering 500 locations in the UK.
Headquartered in Buckinghamshire, the company has partnered with Lex Autolease, the UK’s leading vehicle leasing and management provider to lease 184 vehicles to keep its highly mobile workforce on the road.
InHealth will reinvest the savings to build more walk-in clinics and boost the number of MRI scanners it can provide for hospitals and health clinics.
The diagnostic services provider currently has five walk-in centres for patients in London, but expects to make one available in every major city in the UK by 2020.
Milton Chari, head of procurement at InHealth Group, commented: “Whether it’s providing staff or equipment, health organisations across the UK depend on our ability to help with capacity at very short notice. Being flexible and responsive is absolutely critical to make sure patients get the services they need. Keeping our workforce on the road is key to this and the efficiency savings this deal will deliver will help fund the services we need to achieve our growth targets.”
Andrew Conway, business development manager at Lex Autolease, commented: “One of the main challenges for InHealth is addressing the significant mileage incurred by the team and the high wear and tear on its vehicles as a result. The new agreement will ensure the team has access to reliable, fit for purpose vehicles to keep them on the road without having to handle the administrative burden that comes with managing a fleet.”