We are delighted to announce our latest partnership with Barracloughs the Opticians as of today, Monday 10th December. Their first practice of eight joining us is their St Leonards practice today, with the remaining seven soon to follow.
They will be providing a variety of hearing services including free hearing assessments, hearing aids, ear wax removal and hearing protection services. We are very excited to be merging with such an outstanding optical business, who really understand our approach of patient-centred care and clinical excellence.
Barracloughs first opened back in 1957 by Frank Barraclough himself in St Leonards, with their Bexhill practice being the second to open in 1968. Not only do they have as a business over 60 years’ experience, but they’re an award-winning opticians too. In 2016 they were awarded: Overall Business of The Year, Employer of the Year and Jeremy Haynes (Managing Director) received the Judges Special Recognition for Business Personality of the Year. This sort of acknowledgment doesn’t go unnoticed and certainly reflects the level of care and service they provide to their patients, in which we know is parallel with the care provided by The Hearing Care Partnership.
Their wealth of knowledge obtained over the years provides them with expertise a cut above the rest and the understanding of what individual patients want for their eye health, taking the time to appreciate their needs and deliver the highest quality care.
Their multidisciplinary team at Barracloughs feel now is the right time to introduce The Hearing Care Partnership’s hearing service to the business, to allow them to provide exceptional eye and ear care to their patients, helping them to live their lives to the full. The integration of our hearing care service is something the Barracloughs team feel they will truly benefit from and gives them the opportunity to extend their expert care to the communities of each of their eight practices.
The introduction of audiology requires a true partnership with teamwork at the forefront of our focus, which will be central to creating a fully integrated optical and hearing service.
Each of the practices have undergone refits over the years, giving them a modern spacious feel, in line with the Barracloughs professional yet stylish branding, much admired by their longstanding patients. The refits also gave them the opportunity to introduce more advanced technology, ensuring they keep up to date with the best equipment on the market. This goes in hand with the continuous investment THCP makes in advanced diagnostic equipment, making sure our audiologists have access to the world’s most advanced hearing aid technology.
The next Barracloughs practices to open will be Polegate and Bexhill as of tomorrow, meaning there’s only five more to come – keep an eye out to see where we’ll be taking our audiology services next. But for now, we certainly are happy to be welcoming the team at St Leonard’s and everyone at Barracloughs the Opticians. We’re also are excited about the success this partnership will bring both of our businesses and the fact that it will allow us to deliver the highest quality hearing care in eight more locations throughout the UK.
We look forward to meeting all of Barracloughs lovely patients and helping them with their ear health, and hopefully changing the lives of those with a hearing loss or condition.