Gordon Sutherland, Tunstall Group
Gordon Sutherland, Tunstall Group

Health and care technology company Tunstall Healthcare has acquired Secuvita, a technology solution provider in the Netherlands.

Secuvita provides telecare and access control services and technical solutions in the Netherlands and has more than 70,000 users.

The Yorkshire-based company has developed a remote patient monitoring platform which can support vulnerable people in their community, enabling early interventions to avoid the need for more complex care.

In recent years, Tunstall has evolved from an equipment provider to a software solution and technology company that provides telehealth and telecare managed services. In this time, it has almost doubled the number of users managed by its systems, while increasing its geographic footprint across Europe.

Backed by its majority shareholders, which are funds managed by Barings and M&G, Tunstall operates in 22 countries globally and supports more than five million end users. The Secuvita acquisition is the first of several add-ons that Tunstall says it intends to execute as part of its global strategy.

Patrick Gaasbeek, owner of Secuvita, said: “We are delighted to be a part of the Tunstall Group which is renowned for its innovation in the sector, and for producing products and solutions of superior quality. Our customers, clients and employees will benefit hugely from the acquisition as we will be able to offer an increased volume of services and specialist solutions to meet health care needs.”

Gordon Sutherland, chief executive of Tunstall Group, added: “Patrick Gaasbeek and the team at Secuvita have built a strong company based on similar values to Tunstall – a strong collaborative approach with customers, high levels of accountability and a drive for continuous innovation and service.

“This approach coupled with the Tunstall Cognitive Care programme, will offer our customers in the Netherlands an excellent opportunity to explore new ways of delivering enhanced health and social care in a highly efficient manner.

“Tunstall Cognitive Care shifts our business model to providing heightened levels of ‘proactive care’ where data is integrated from multiple sources and analysed through unique algorithms to notify healthcare professionals of any changes in behaviour of the end user.”

Peter Nicklin, chairman of Tunstall Group, commented: “The acquisition of Secuvita is an important milestone in Tunstall’s execution of its strategy, building an integrated health and social care system, which addresses society’s growing and urgent needs caused by changing population health trends. Tunstall’s continued international expansion, and its extension into new product and service areas, will greatly support its ongoing development as a leading global provider of intelligent health and social care services.”

Date published: June 2, 2021

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