27/06/2008

VHI to create 60 jobs at two new Swift-Care clinics

One of Ireland’s largest health insurance firms has announced plans to create 60 jobs at two new Swift-Care clinics in Waterford and Cork.

The Voluntary Health Insurance Board (VHI) is the largest health insurance company in the Republic of Ireland.

The two new facilities are expected to be up and running by the autumn. The health insurance firm already operates three similar clinics in the Dublin area, treating an average of 1,100 patients a week.

Last week, the firm announced it had paid out a total of €1 billion for patients care, including €165 million for cancer treatment, €129 million for cardiac care, €111 million for orthopaedic care and €53 million in respect of psychiatric treatment.

The clinics provide assessment, treatment and advice for people with minor injuries and illnesses.

(DW)

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