Five Minute Focus On: John Melarkey, Tunstall Healthcare

Glandore Members & Partners

Tell us about Tunstall Healthcare
Society is facing increasing health and social care challenges resulting from an ageing population and an increasing prevalence of long-term conditions, and technology is key to addressing these challenges. Tunstall has a unique set of capabilities, which allows us to respond to these challenges. Our strategy is to use smart technology underpinned by high quality, high touch services to provide enhanced care in the home for older people and those with long-term conditions. Tunstall Healthcare Group supports millions of people across 51 countries, offering a range of Connected Care and Connected Health solutions that enable more efficient and effective care.

What’s your role in Tunstall Healthcare
As Director of Business Development and Delivery my role is to work with our current clients to deliver and maintain our high quality services to patients and clients. Alongside this, we also work with new and existing clients to develop new propositions which add real value. One of largest services in Northern Ireland is the Telemonitoring NI Managed Service which provides Connected Health and Care services across the five Trusts.

Tell us something about Tunstall Healthcare we might not know
Tunstall has a number of key differentiators that underpin its strength: Domain knowledge and understanding of our markets – Over 50 years of experience delivering health, housing and social care solutions A global footprint and leadership position in key markets – Direct operations in six regions, with market leadership positions across Europe Embedded relationships across health and social care – Relationships and partnerships with end users and key stakeholders, giving Tunstall ‘access to the home’ Ability to connect stakeholders in multiple environments – Expertise in IP and mobile solutions, integrated into a variety of care and health settings, enabling interactions across these environments Experience in providing high touch, value adding services – Solutions adapted to user needs providing high touch, high quality services, supporting the ‘connected person’

What’s next for Tunstall Healthcare?
As part of our growth Strategy we see three major areas of opportunity:

  • Growth in IP-connected users, and the emergence of an ‘Internet of Things’.
  • New models of care driven and supported through managed services.
  • Increased provision of healthcare in the home through remote patient monitoring and support.

What’s your favourite thing about working in Belfast?
Belfast is becoming more and more vibrant, particularly in the technology sectors.

What do you like about being a Glandore Member?
The Glandore team are always very helpful and friendly and always add value where they can.

Friday nights in or Friday nights out?
At the moment, I’m Friday nights in. With two young children weekends are usually very active!

Tunstall Healthcare Group supports millions of people across 51 countries, offering a range of Connected Care and Connected Health solutions that enable more efficient and effective care. Visit for more information. You can also check Tunstall Healthcare out on social; Facebook | LinkedIn | Twitter

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