New carer jobs to be created in Lisburn

Health Minister Simon Hamilton.
Health Minister Simon Hamilton.

Connected Health will create full and part-time roles for carers in Lisburn as part of 120 new jobs across Northern Ireland.

The leading independent private domiciliary care provider will also create posts in Belfast and North Down over the next 12 months.

The announcement 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.

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.