Independent private domiciliary care provider Connected Health has announced the creation of 120 new jobs in Northern Ireland.
The posts are set to be created in Belfast, Lisburn and North Down over the next 12 months, a statement from the company this morning reveals.
The new full and part time roles will be for carers.
The news has coincided with the official launch of the company’s new training suite at Connected Health headquarters at Boucher Road in Belfast.
The in-house training suite has been developed to provide cutting edge training and development support for both new and existing staff.
Douglas Adams, CEO of Connected Health, said the huge investment in the future of the service would see the workforce almost double by next year.
He said: “We are delighted to announce the creation of 120 new roles in Connected Health over the next 12 months and officially open our new state-of-the-art training suite.
“In recent months the staff and board of Connected Health have worked tirelessly to identify, pilot and roll out a range of initiatives and programmes to radically improve, augment and re-invent our approach to caring for older and more vulnerable people in their homes.
“This wider, strategic approach has culminated in our joint announcement.
“The board of Connected Health would like to sincerely thank our incredible staff in the ‘Connected’ team for their great energy and commitment to delivering the highest standards of care to the clients we serve on a daily basis,” he added.
Visiting the new training suite, Health Minister Simon Hamilton, praised the efforts of Connected Health in improving the provision of independent domiciliary care services in Northern Ireland.
He said: “My Department has been working incredibly hard in partnership with the local Health Trusts to examine ways of improving the mechanisms for the delivery of care across communities in Northern Ireland.
“The efforts at Connected Health - in terms of both the new training facility and the jobs announcement - demonstrate that we have the knowledge, talent and ability to improve services to those who need them most within our communities.
“My Department will continue to examine best practice in this vital sector and ensure the wider health and social care ecology can integrate and complement in the most appropriate manner.”