Alpha House has been awarded a prestigious national NHS contract to supply mobility batteries for wheelchairs. As the UK population and life expectancy increases, so does the need for mobility scooters. Just five years ago there were 70,000 mobility scooters being used in the UK, the number now exceeds 300,000 according to the British Healthcare Trades Association. The NHS is facing ongoing budget pressures and a continued drive to save money, Alpha House’s R&D team have designed an innovative cost-effective range of AGM and Gel mobility batteries which offer more power and more cycles at a lower DOD than the NHS’s current supplier and at a fraction of the cost. A spokesperson for the NHS stated “If we could make these kinds of savings across our entire procurement spend we would be able to reinvest the money in even better facilities and more staff to look after our aging population. Thank you to the team at Alpha House for their hard work on this project and for the savings they have allowed us to make”.