Sláinte Healthcare to create 80 new jobs

Announcement comes as Health Innovation Hub looks for new projects

Sláinte Healthcare has announced that it will create 80 new jobs in the coming year.The jobs will be in software engineering, testing, business analysis, client administration, finance and marketing.

Sláinte Healthcare was established in 2006. With headquarters in Sandyford, Dublin it was one of the first group of participants in the Health Innovation Hub, an initiative launched jointly by the Department of Health and Children and the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.

The company is working in partnership with the hub to pilot its “Intelligent Paperless Chart’ product ‘Vitro’ at the cystic fibrosis and wound care clinic in Cork University Hospital.

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton, yesterday welcomed the jobs boost.

“Today’s announcement that Sláinte Healthcare, one of the six companies that have been involved in the Hub since the beginning, is creating 80 jobs over the coming year, is a great example of what is possible in this sector, and I wish them continued success.”

Meanwhile, Mr Bruton joined Minister for Health, James Reilly, to launch a second call for for innovative healthcare solutions as part of the Health Innovation Hub.

The Health Innovation Hub Demonstrator project, a Government supported initiative under the Action Plan for Jobs 2013, drives collaboration between the health system and enterprises leading to the commercialisation of new healthcare technologies, products and services.

The call for proposals includes a focused call for projects in infection control and hygiene management as well as an open call for innovative products or services that have the potential to significantly impact the healthcare system.

Mr Bruton said that the Health Innovation Hub initiative provided a unique opportunity for enterprise and for the health system.

“This initiative has great potential to benefit both innovative Irish companies and the wider health system. More importantly, it holds the potential to improve how we manage and treat patients. Advances in technology and methods of working and how we harness these will help us keep people healthy, and keep them where they want to be - with family, and at home.”