Belfast Telegraph

Healthcare firm to create 100 jobs

The management team behind the former Quinn Healthcare are to create 100 jobs after rebranding to Laya Healthcare.

The workforce will grow to more than 440 staff over the next three years under the investment at its base in Little Island, Cork.

Donal Clancy, managing director, said it was an exciting day for the private health insurance market.

"All of us involved in the sector recognise that there are significant issues and problems which need to be resolved," said Mr Clancy.

"For our part we, at Laya Healthcare, will do everything possible to ensure that our members have a strong voice from within the industry to champion their cause and to add positively to the national healthcare debate."

The private health insurer, which has more than 450,000 members and is the second biggest player in the Irish market, announced the jobs boost as it launched the new company. Brand name Laya is derived from 'Looking After You Always'.

Quinn Healthcare was formed when former billionaire Sean Quinn bought the business from Bupa and it later changed hands in a management buyout as the bankrupt businessman lost control of his empire.

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