Cavell Healthcare has been bought by East Coast Community Healthcare (ECCH), the social enterprise which provides NHS services across Norfolk and Suffolk.
The purchase will see all 85 full and part time staff of Cavell Healthcare remain in their current roles. Managing Director Gordon Anderson, who set up the business in 2016, will also remain in post working alongside the ECCH Leadership Team.
East Coast Community Healthcare has its headquarters in Lowestoft and has been providing NHS services for the past 11 years including specialist nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, adult speech and language therapy and cardiac rehabilitation. It has multi-disciplinary Primary Care Home teams who support GP practices in Great Yarmouth and Waveney. It also runs Beccles Intermediate Care Centre, formerly called Beccles Hospital, and Smokefree Norfolk. ECCH is a social enterprise and, as such, reinvests any surplus resources in extra services and in supporting community projects.
Cavell Healthcare’s customers should not notice any change in the service. They will see the same carers visiting their homes at the same times as you do currently. The company’s logo, staff uniforms, vehicles and offices will also remain the same.
Gordon Anderson said: “This is a very exciting time for Cavell Healthcare. We have been very successful in recent years and this will enable us to build on the service we offer. We will be able to share our expertise in the domiciliary care market with ECCH and explore ways in which we can, in the future, provide a wider range of services for our clients and provide opportunities for staff to develop their skills.”
ECCH chief executive Ian Hutchison said: “We feel Cavell Healthcare’s values and ethos fit with our own and we share a core purpose to improve the lives of those in our communities. The health and social care system is facing well documented challenges and we believe, working with the teams at Cavell Healthcare, we can make a tangible contribution – building on our strengths as an organisation and looking for areas where we can add value.”