Labour TD for Dublin South, Minister Alex White has warmly welcomed this week’s announcement by the Sandyford based company, Sláinte Healthcare that it will create 80 new jobs.


“The 80 new roles are in addition to the 40 jobs Sláinte Healthcare has already created in Ireland this year.  The jobs will be created in software engineering, testing, business analysis, client administration, finance and marketing.


“Headquartered in the Beacon South Quarter in Sandyford, Sláinte Healthcare develops new technology for the healthcare sector resulting in better care for patients.


“Sláinte Healthcare has been working with the Health Innovation Hub as part of the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs. The Health Innovation Hub allows for collaboration between businesses and the health system, resulting in improvements in healthcare and job creation.


“Advances in technology will help us keep people healthy, and keep patients where they want to be, in a primary care setting, in their community and with family.


“Last week, Ireland’s eHealth Strategy was published which seeks to modernise the way we treat patients locally. It’s fantastic to see a local company like Sláinte Healthcare paving the way for the development of eHealth in Ireland resulting in more jobs and an improved health service. I’d like to wish Sláinte Healthcare continued success in their work.”