UK-based office and commercial relocation management company Business Moves Group (BMG) has completed a project with NHS Scotland delivering critical medical equipment and supplies to hospitals all over Scotland, needed to save lives during the COVID-19 crisis.
One Friday in late March, NHS Scotland approached BMG asking for support with the distribution of medical equipment and supplies. The team mobilised on the following Monday after a weekend of intensive training. The BMG team covered around 10,500 miles and delivered more than 500 pieces of equipment including ventilators, incubators and syringe pumps along with thousands of consumables, which were vital in assisting hospitals dealing with COVID-19 patients.
The company has a long-standing relationship with NHS Scotland that began in 2014 when BMG managed the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital project. The business was instrumental in the consolidation of four hospitals into one super hospital involving the relocation of 2,000 beds in tandem with patient transfers via ambulance.
Rachel Houghton, Managing Director at Business Moves Group said, “If you don’t venture into new territories during a crisis, you’re effectively just standing still, waiting for fate to decide whether to let you survive. That’s not what we’re about as a business. For us, saying ‘yes’ to this brilliant opportunity with NHS Scotland has allowed us to re-energise our team while supporting the national effort.”
Jack Kane, the NHS Scotland lead for Business Moves Group added, “I’ve really enjoyed working on this NHS Scotland project. We know the work we’re doing is helping the country and it’s fulfilling knowing we’re making a positive difference.”
Donald Reece, Programme Associate Director at NHS Scotland was full of praise for BMG: “BMG has demonstrated that they can support their customers come what may. They have an enthusiastic team of people who are willing and able to embrace any situation. The support we’ve received has been phenomenal.”
Photo: Rachel Houghton