We were delighted to welcome An Taoiseach Micheál Martin recently, to officially open our new state-of-the-art, sustainability led, Cognate Health Clinic in Ballintemple, Cork. The new clinic will enable us to further expand our progressive occupational health services and enhance the support we provide to employees in client companies.
From the new Cork Clinic, we will continue to drive change in occupational health delivery through digitalisation and international OH clinical expertise. New services include chief medical officer consultancy, aviation and executive medicals and a dedicated training Academy, in addition to health assessments and active case management for clients.
Further expansion and new services in 2022 will enable Cognate Health to support over 180,000 employees in its client companies.
The €400,000 fit-for-purpose renovation at the 6200-square-foot facility on the Boreenmanna Road, Ballintemple in Cork city is strategically located to support the rapidly expanding business sector. The new clinic is part of a larger investment by Cognate Health in the past 12 months across all aspects of the business, with new hires and the introduction of wellbeing and retention programmes, IT and infrastructure, and training and development opportunities.
Speaking at the official opening, An Taoiseach Micheál Martin said: “I want to congratulate Cognate Health on its new clinic. Strong occupational health services are part of the foundation of an economy that supports both employers and employees, and I’m delighted to see Cognate Health grow and innovate to extend their services to even more businesses.”
At Cognate Health, we pride ourselves in providing the most progressive services available such as chief medical officer consultancy to support employers as they plan for a changing work environment, and a range of health and wellbeing services. We want to offer the most fit-for-purpose OH services in Ireland that reflect the changing work environment, and we are delighted our new clinic will enable us to do this.
As we further grow our offering, we can meet the ever-increasing needs of employers across the country to ensure they are compliant in all aspects of employee health and safety legislation. Investment in IT systems ensures we can offer consultations both face-to-face and remotely. Our OH clinicians have international expertise and can provide consultations in eight languages for the diverse Irish business community.
We were also focused on making this renovation as sustainable as possible and have reused up to 70% of the existing fixtures and fittings, making the facility energy efficient and have plans for a bio-diversity garden.
Cognate Health’s national network of occupational health physicians is the largest in the country, with specialist expertise across sectors including construction, ICT, pharmaceutical, healthcare, agriculture, manufacturing, finance, public sector, and retail. Cognate Health has just launched a new aviation medical service, which will ensure pilots and aviation staff are
ready as the air travel industry grows, and a mobile occupational health service that will operate across Munster, building on its in-clinic and remote services.
Cognate Health’s partners include Laya Healthcare, Spectrum Health and Mater Private, and clients include over 2,000 companies from the largest FDIs to innovative start-ups.