International Medical Management (IMM), the healthcare and emergency medical support specialist, has invested £200,000 in establishing its first UK clinic in Aberdeen, creating nine new jobs.
IMM has operated internationally for the past 10 years, supporting clients such as Acergy, Entrepose, Premier Oil, Sonacergy, Trinity International Services and Petronas. Its services are delivered by 13 doctors, four paramedics and two administrative staff.
The Aberdeen operation will have nine staff including three doctors led by senior occupational health physician Dr Elizabeth Wright, who was medical director to one of the energy sector's major healthcare providers from 2003 to 2011 before establishing her own consultancy.
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Dr Wright is a Fellow of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians, London, and a chartered member of the Institute of Safety and Health.
The operation, based at Alliance House on Bon Accord Square and offering four consulting rooms, will provide offshore medical services, corporate health and wellbeing sessions, and healthcare consultancy.
Dr Jean Francois Foucher, director of IMM, said: "There has long been a need for additional corporate medical care provision in Aberdeen, to increase the resource available to the energy sector, public and private sector organisations.
"Establishing our UK headquarters in the oil capital of Europe allows us to deliver support to existing Aberdeen-based clients with the potential to open a second clinic in Aberdeen a key part of our growth plan."
IMM was founded in 2004 and its services include health and safety training and medical and environmental audits.