Seamus Reilly and Dr Anne Cusack, founders of Critical Healthcare, pictured in the warehouse at the new facility.

An Irish specialist provider of frontline medical and healthcare products to the global emergency services market is marking its 20th anniversary this year, with an investment of over €500,000 in the expansion of its headquarters in Co. Offaly.

In addition to the 30,000 sq ft expansion of its manufacturing facility in Tullamore, Critical Healthcare has also increased its workforce to over 30 employees. With a diverse customer base, ranging from the emergency services, armed forces and local authorities across eight European countries, further expansion is planned.

An approved HSE and NHS supplier, Critical Healthcare works with emergency service providers across Ireland, UK, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, France, Spain and Poland, ensuring that healthcare professionals have all of the essential medical products they require to diagnose, resuscitate and rehabilitate a patient. The company also supplies the government with PPE and infection control items that have now become common-place in a ‘Covid-aware’ world.

Dr Anne Cusack, CEO of Critical Healthcare, says that the Offaly headquarters, which consists of two warehouses and extensive office facilities, will provide considerable breathing space for the rapidly expanding business.

“The demand we’re seeing for essential products remains high. Critical Healthcare has been at the forefront of the fight against Covid-19 by supporting emergency services providers across Europe, so we fully understand the demands faced by these professionals.” And significantly, the company has sole responsibility for ensuring that the national ambulance services in both Ireland and Denmark have remained fully operational with essential supplies during these unprecedented times.

Expansion is due to recent innovations in Critical Healthcare’s  Medlogistix online procurement software. This pre-authorised system allows customers to order products 24/7 and can be accessed remotely, allowing for a seamless and standardised supply chain which is essential in a highly pressurised emergency services environment.

The company’s product range includes disposable linen, surgical masks, oxygen masks, temperature and blood pressure monitors, syringes and needles, Duramedic range-vacuum splints, sanitiser, gowns and a 3-in-1 blood glucometer that measures ketone.