A North West-based Covid testing agency will open a brand new testing laboratory in London and its first clinics in Scotland and Wales subsequent month after asserting a £1m growth plan.
DAM Health group, which operates over 25 clinics in the UK, is investing in a nationwide growth together with the brand new Fulham-based laboratory which can present speedy testing outcomes for London and the South East.
The new laboratory will even take a look at for brand new strains of Covid-19, the Liverpool-based non-public well being firm mentioned, and will likely be DAM Health’s second website in the capital.
The agency already operates a testing laboratory positioned in Mossley Hill.
As effectively as London, DAM Health can be set to open its first testing clinics in Scotland and Wales – in Glasgow and Cardiff – in May, with the transfer set to create hundreds of new jobs.
Professor Frank Joseph, director at DAM Health, mentioned: “The new lab will assist our testing clinics in London and the South East by permitting us to proceed to offer speedy, same-day Covid-19 take a look at outcomes, particularly as folks begin to journey abroad once more.
“We are additionally committing important funding to the testing of new Covid variants which can proceed to be extremely problematic if the unfold is not suppressed instantly. The non-public sector has an essential function to play in detecting new variants and we’re proud to be enjoying our half.”
In February, Prof Frank Joseph instructed BusinessLive that ‘testing is right here to remain post-Covid’ because the agency opened new clinics in Liverpool and Manchester.
Prof Joseph mentioned this newest transfer will create round 100 new jobs in London – and “hundreds” extra throughout the UK because the growth continues.
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He added: “More broadly, we’re increasing to Scotland and Wales and are specializing in opening new clinics in cities and cities throughout the UK together with Nottingham and Bristol. Testing for Covid-19 is right here for the long run, even with the vaccine it is necessary that individuals are examined commonly.”
DAM Health’s headquarters is positioned in Liverpool. In addition to offering Covid-19 ‘match to fly’ and ‘match to work’ exams, the corporate provides Covid-19 testing kits to a quantity of pharmacies throughout the nation.