About Us

We are the UK and Ireland’s leading provider of managed services, multi-vendor maintenance, integrated clinical consumables management, and equipment sales/rentals for the acute healthcare sector.  We combine clinical expertise, technical excellence and commercial understanding to help our customers enhance clinical service delivery.

The Future of Integrated
Healthcare Technology Management

In September 2017 a new group was created from the union of eight leading vendor-independent companies in hospital technology services, namely:

Asteral (UK & Ireland)

Diagnostic imaging and biomed managed service provider including integrated clinical consumables management;

MESA (UK, Ireland & Europe-wide), MVS (Poland), Spintech (Turkey), and Sigil (France)

Diagnostic imaging multi-vendor service providers.

TBS Group (UK & Internationally), and Higèa (Italy)

Biomed multi-vendor service providers including endoscope repair.

Ed Sloan & Associates (US)

Diagnostic imaging refurbished equipment, spare parts, and engineer training.

We are the world’s largest provider of medical equipment services with 1.4 million medical devices under management in more than 1,700 healthcare facilities in 18 countries.  We employ more than 2,700 engineers, technicians, administrators and customer service specialists – committed people with a deep healthcare insight combined with specialist technical skills.  For more information on ALTHEA please visit althea-group.com.





An Introduction to Althea

We are a pioneering, global organisation where some of the world’s most innovative technology solution providers have come together.

We are focused on providing better patient outcomes and efficiencies – driven by a commitment to better healthcare.

Why Althea

Our unique approach and expertise means that we can provide integrated technology solutions that reduce whole-life technology costs and improve utilisation whilst improving the quality of service.

We ensure that technology solutions have a positive impact on care pathways for individuals and optimise patient experience.

  • Vendor-independence without compromising innovation

  • Unparalleled governance and quality standards

  • Value-added partnership and support to develop business cases

  • Operational efficiencies and significant financial savings

  • Business intelligence

  • Service delivery 7-days a week and a single point-of-contact

How to buy our services

ALTHEA’s managed services, multi-vendor maintenance, and integrated clinical consumable management can be accessed via a range of NHS-approved frameworks or via an OJEU procurement process.

Contract maintenance/repairs and equipment sales/rentals on individual assets (typically below the OJEU threshold) can be purchased directly.

Working at Althea

We are immensely proud of our multi-disciplinary team and their individual experiences of working in or utilising public and private healthcare.

Based in Reading (Berkshire), Southend-On-Sea (Essex) and with opportunities across the UK & Ireland, whatever level you start your journey at you will be offered the chance to grow.

Click below to read about working at ALTHEA and a list of current vacancies.


Blog: David Rolfe on Althea becoming world’s largest, independent managed service healthcare provider

“It’s an honour to announce that following the recent acquisition and integration of TBS, Althea has now become the world’s largest, independent managed service provider..."

Althea’s biomed merger ensures position as world’s largest independent hospital service provider

“We offer hospitals efficiency and flexibility. We have the healthcare knowledge, clinical expertise, and technical excellence to offer healthcare providers..."

Althea changes UK market as the new world-class independent provider

"Asteral, MESA, and TBS have been pioneering in the UK & Ireland for over 15 years.  Now, as Althea, we have the capability and infrastructure to support clinical teams across all..."