The Group

Learn about the individual companies 
that make up the Inspiration Healthcare Group.

Learn about the individual companies 
that make up the Inspiration Healthcare Group.

Group Overview

Inspiration Healthcare Group plc is a holding company for a group of companies that sell products into the hospital sector. The Group currently comprises of three active health technology companies: Inspiration Healthcare Ltd, SLE Ltd, and Viomedex Ltd.

Each company operates as a separate legal entity maintaining its own regulatory compliance systems to place safe, high-quality products on the market around the world.

Although each company has its own culture and area of expertise in product development and supply, we encourage the management team across all companies to share ideas and expertise to improve our customer experience and product offering so that we remain at the vanguard of innovation in medical technology.

Group Companies

We have 3 companies that form the Inspiration Healthcare Group; Inspiration Healthcare Ltd, SLE Ltd, and Viomedex Ltd.

Inspiration Healthcare Ltd was founded in 2003 and initially based in Leicester, England and now has three offices in Earl Shilton (near Leicester), Crawley in the south of England, and Newtownards in Northern Ireland. From inception, it has always prided itself on supplying novel and innovative products that will have a profound effect on the patient, coupled with first-rate customer care including 24/7 emergency hire and support.

Starting life as a distributor in the UK and Ireland, Inspiration soon engaged in supporting clinical research such as the TOBY study for reducing the impact of perinatal asphyxia and from there propelled the company onto developing and exporting a range of neonatal intensive care equipment such as Inspire nCPAP, Inspire rPAP, the LifeStart, and the Unique+ CFM.

The company still actively distributes 3rd party products in the UK and has grown into one of the leading suppliers of parenteral feeding products in the UK with its long-standing partner Micrel S.A. Inspiration Healthcare has won various awards including the Queen's Award for Enterprise – International Trade in 2019.

Inspiration Healthcare's Quality Management System is compliant with ISO13485:2016, as well as Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP) requirements.

Life Start - Neonatal resuscitation unit used for optimal cord clamping

Inspire rPAP - Used for adminstering the first breaths in newborn babies.

SLE Ltd was founded in 1956 by Dennis Nelligan and remained in the ownership and control of the Nelligan family until July 2020 when it was acquired by Inspiration Healthcare Group. Based in Croydon, South London,

SLE was initially involved in the manufacture and supply of neurophysiology products but by the 1980s had started its own development of neonatal ventilators for which it has become renowned around the world. Now having sales in over 75 countries including China, Japan, Russia, Australia, across the Middle-East and the European Union, SLE is at the forefront of neonatal life support with cutting edge technology including the High-Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation and the patented OxyGenieTM closed-loop algorithm for oxygen delivery to the premature baby.

SLE has won various awards including the Queen's Award for Enterprise – International Trade in 2009.

SLE's Quality Management System is compliant with ISO13485:2016 and the devices they place on the market meet the requirements of the EU Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC (as amended). They also have certain products meeting various internal requirements for sale in countries such as China, Japan and Australia, to name a few.

SLE6000 - Neonatal ventilator with optional automatic oxygen control.

SLE5000 - Multi-mode neonatal ventilator.

Viomedex Ltd's roots go back to 1977 as a manufacturer of feeding products and is based in East Sussex. Over the last 20 years, it has repositioned itself as a supplier of high-quality single-use medical devices primarily used in neonatal intensive care as both a contract manufacturer and under its own brand. With extensive experience in cleanroom assembly of neonatal respiratory products including breathing circuits and CPAP devices, Viomedex also supplies Skin Marker pens for surgery.

Viomedex's breathing circuits, respiratory sensors, as well as membrane perforators and surgical marker pens are promoted throughout the world through specialist distributors who have extensive experience in the healthcare market with products being sold into many countries including Europe and the Middle East.

Viomedex's Quality Management System is compliant to ISO13485:2016 and the devices they place on the market meet the requirements of the EU Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC (as amended). Viomedex also has a flexible approach to the registration of products in countries outside the EU.

First Breath - Neonatal nCPAP device

Neonatal Breathing Circuit