Althea UK & Ireland and RFiD Discovery co-exhibiting at EBME Expo 2022

Althea UK & Ireland and RFiD Discovery working in partnership to help hospitals deliver outstanding patient care


Althea UK & Ireland and RFiD Discovery are delighted to be co-exhibiting at EBME Expo 2022 to showcase how their unique partnership is helping hospitals deliver outstanding patient care.

RFiD Discovery, the UK’s leading location tracking specialist for healthcare, and Althea, the leading provider of integrated healthcare technology management, partnered a year ago to provide pioneering location tracking solutions to UK hospitals.

Since then, the companies have implemented location tracking solutions for 20,000 devices to improve compliance of scheduled maintenance and reduce the impact of non-serviced assets. The service also aims to help minimise over-stocking of equipment, reduce wasting clinical time looking for equipment and, above all, improve patient safety.
In the next few months, Althea will implement this service for 30,000 more devices, helping hospitals improve compliance and ensure equipment is maintained as scheduled.

Jason Long, Business Development Director from Althea, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer RFiD Discovery’s pioneering location tracking as a solution or as an added service to our existing and new clients. There are so many benefits to healthcare providers such as increasing efficiency, improving device utilisation, cutting costs by reducing the need to purchase new devices and reaching higher patient safety and compliance standards by ensuring all tagged medical devices are serviced and compliant to MHRA standards. Come and talk to us at EMBE Expo to find out more.”

Arron Duddin, Smart Solutions Director at RFiD Discovery, added: “It’s been great working in partnership with the fantastic team at Althea during the past 12 months. We look forward to working on new projects together in the coming year and beyond and to supporting even more hospitals in their efforts to deliver outstanding patient care.”


Visit Althea and RFiD Discovery at Stand D07 at the EBME Expo on 28-29 June 2022 at the Coventry Building Society Arena

Mark Graves and David Rolfe at EBME Expo 2022 Althea UKI team at EBME Expo 2022 Althea-RFiD Discovery stand at EBME Expo 2022

In the pictures from left to right: Mark Graves, Althea UKI Operations Director, with David Rolfe, Althea UKI Managing Director; Althea UKI’s team, and Althea and RFiD Discovery booth


Althea appoints new UK & Ireland Operations Director

Althea UK & Ireland – the leading MES and medical equipment service provider – is pleased to announce that Mark Graves has been appointed as its new Operations Director.


Mark will start on Monday 27th June, joining three other UK Directors making up Althea’s UK board. As Operations Director, Mark will oversee the delivery of Althea’s services across Diagnostic Imaging, Endoscopy, Biomedical, Managed Service and Consumables businesses. Leading the UK operations team of over 250 employees, Mark will play a key role in leveraging the unique breadth of Althea’s business as a vendor independent provider.

Originally an engineer, Mark brings over 25 years’ experience working in Life Sciences, including in robotics and mass spectrometry across Europe. He has previously held positions at GE Healthcare, Olympus Medical, Johnson & Johnson and Getinge.

In his role as Service Director of Getinge UKI, Mark oversaw the successful completion of a ‘Service Excellence’ project to re-engage the company’s field service teams and redefine processes, resulting in a 20% reduction in employee attrition with a significant improvement in customer satisfaction across a range of healthcare businesses. At Olympus, he was responsible for the successful implementation of Managed Service deals within King’s College Hospital’s operating theatres and endoscopy units across the UK.

Commenting on the appointment, David Rolfe, CEO of Althea UK & Ireland, said: “I am delighted that Mark will be joining us as Operations Director, he is a great fit for the business both in terms of his experience and his culture, leadership and people centred approach. Althea is a fast-growing company, and Mark’s extensive blue-chip experience and strong knowledge of the industry will be instrumental as we deliver our ambitious plans to grow and add ever more value to our customers. He will be a great addition to our leadership team, helping to build high-level relationships with all of our key customers and ensuring we continue to deliver services of the highest quality.”

Mark added: “I am really pleased to be joining the Althea team as such a pivotal point in the company’s growth. Althea is a company I have known for many years and the value proposition of a vendor independent offering is something I strongly believe in – I look forward to capitalising on this by pulling together our teams in a quest for operational excellence.”

Althea is the largest vendor independent healthcare technology services business in the world. The company manages more than 1.4 million medical assets across 2,700 hospitals and clinics in 17 countries. In the UK, Althea partners with acute NHS Trusts, providing a range of medical equipment services, MES solutions, technology management and maintenance, covering all medical equipment, including imaging, endoscopy and biomedical equipment.


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