TAOISEACH Micheál Martin has officially opened a new state-of-the-art Occupational Health Clinic in Cork City.
The new clinic is owned by Cognate Health, one of Ireland’s leading occupational health service providers, and the company has invested €400,000 in refurbishing its 6,200 square foot facility on Boreenmanna Road in Ballintemple.
Cognate Health counts Laya Healthcare, Spectrum Health and Mater Private among its partners, working with more than 2,000 enterprise clients spanning the entire business spectrum, from start-ups to large multinationals.
Speaking at the official opening, the Taoiseach praised Cognate Health for its new responsive and sustainably run clinic.
“Strong occupational health services are part of the foundation of an economy that supports both employers and employees, and I’m excited to see Cognate Health grow and innovate to expand its services to even more businesses.” , said Mr. Martin.
The company envisions its new Ballintemple facility will drive changes in the delivery of occupational health services, with further expansion in 2022 allowing it to support more than 180,000 employees across its client businesses.
Cognate Health Limited was established in 2018 and has developed the largest network of occupational physicians in the country.
Cognate CEO Paula Cogan said the company prides itself on providing the most advanced services available, such as Chief Medical Officer advice to help employers plan for a changing work environment, and a range of services of health and well-being.
“We want to offer the most relevant occupational health services in Ireland that reflect the changing working environment, and we are delighted that our new clinic allows us to do this,” said Ms Cogan.
“As we expand our offering, we can meet the ever-growing needs of employers across the country to ensure they comply with all aspects of employee health and safety legislation.
“Our occupational health clinicians have international expertise and can provide consultation in eight languages for Ireland’s diverse business community,” she added.