Purple appoints Mike Farrar as new Healthcare Adviser

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Purple continues to add exceptional talent to its healthcare team by partnering with Mike Farrar, an industry expert adviser.

Purple, the Indoor Location Services company, announced today that Mike Farrar has been appointed as a new Healthcare industry adviser of the company. This prominent thought leader and consultant will be leveraging his expertise within the NHS to bring a deep understanding of the health sector and drive Purple’s implementation of effective strategies and processes moving forward.

Mike Farrar is a well-established and respected management consultant who stepped down as the Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation in 2013 and has 15 years of experience in strategic direction and execution within the department of health. Mike has previously held leadership roles as Chief Executive of the North West England SHA, chaired the Strategic Health Authority Chief Executive’s Group, and worked with a large number of individual NHS boards. As part of his successful professional trajectory, he currently manages an independent consultancy practice (Mike Farrar Consulting Ltd) to support businesses in improving their offer to the health and care sector. “Purple plays a pivotal role in protecting the patient and improving the overall experience”, Said Mike. “With an extraordinary track record of growth and success, I am honored to be asked to advise such an exciting business solution”, he added.

Purple has engaged in strategic partnerships with some of the most world-renowned healthcare systems to date. The company has partnered with one of the largest Hospitals in the UK, St Georges Hospital, and The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust, to deliver a quality WiFi solution for patients, visitors, and staff to access whilst at the hospital. Additionally, Purple announced its collaboration with Croydon Health Services NHS Trust to implement a brand new digital wayfinding solution with 15 kiosks and digital screens already installed across Croydon University Hospital. Furthermore, the company continues its impressive development and growth of the already market-leading UK healthcare team with the appointment of new Sales Executives, Paul Lewis & Prash Amar.

The battle of missed appointments and a unique and safe patient experience continues to be a priority for hospitals.  This puts healthcare systems under increasing pressure, as patients and visitors keep demanding new solutions not only to improve the experience of visiting hospitals but also to help them plot the quickest route to their care. Purple’s solutions reduce patient anxiety and prevent people from getting lost, which means lower disruption of medical staff, improved patient satisfaction, and increased on-time appointment arrival.

Gavin Wheeldon, CEO at Purple, said: “Mike Farrar is a highly respected healthcare veteran who brings a wealth of industry experience and an entrepreneurial mindset that will continue to propel Purple’s solutions forward into the future. Mike’s experience and knowledge in the industry will strengthen our healthcare structure to ensure that we continue to drive customer return on investment and result in patients and staff having the best healthcare experience,” he added.

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