The acquisition will allow HCML to bolster its case management offering across serious and catastrophic injury, building on the clinical and medical expertise and experience of the existing team along with the specialists at CACM.
Bringing the recruitment, onboarding, and training of care staff in-house through the acquisition means HCML will no longer need to rely on other providers and will instead be able to build the most appropriate care team for its clients itself.
The addition of the clinical expertise at CACM will also see HCML expanding its specialist case management team, increasing its national coverage and capacity for complex cases.
The acquisition also includes the addition of expert witness services, providing independent assessment and reports on both care and case management for the courts.
This, combined with bespoke care provision, will offer its own customers and clients a seamless case management experience, according HCML.
For CACM, the acquisition will create a wider network of specialist case managers for sharing clinical advice, peer-to-peer support and mentorship, as well as opportunities for continued professional development.
CACM will gain access to HCML’s bespoke systems and digital pathways for improved efficiencies within case management. The deal will also see clients and their representatives benefitting from earlier access to rehabilitation through HCML’s funding solutions for serious injury cases.
Commenting on the acquisition, Nick Delaney, chief executive officer at HCML, said: “The healthcare industry is evolving all the time and we must move with it to ensure HCML sits firmly at the top of this, taking advantage of the opportunities available to further enhance the services we deliver to our clients and customers.
“Having exceptional people leading bespoke rehabilitation solutions and access to the very best in specialised care allows us to do this and by joining together with the excellent team at CACM we can progress this even further.”
He continued: “Providing exceptional care for our clients remains our paramount priority. HCML and CACM share the same values and ethos in that we do everything we can to provide the very best rehabilitation programmes and recovery outcomes for our clients, with no restrictions. I’m really excited to see where this partnership takes us as we embed our teams and expertise together.
“As in our acquisition of Healthcare RM last summer, the continuing support and enthusiasm of our investors, Apposite Capital LLP, has been an important element in our ability to identify and execute partnership opportunities that materially enhance the value of the services we provide.”
Carolyn Archibold, founder and chief executive officer at CACM, commented: “This acquisition is an exciting opportunity that will allow us to uphold our mission of providing exceptional, bespoke care and support to clients and their families following life changing neurological injuries.
“Ensuring that our clients’ needs are met has always been our priority and the support that HCML will bring will allow us to further enhance our clients’ quality of life and aid them in their recovery journey. We look forward to joining forces, to continue to find new and innovative ways of doing things in the industry and drive great outcomes for everyone involved.”