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VideoDoc to double workforce in Dublin

25 Oct 2018

VideoDoc expansion is enabled by move to 24/7 doctor-on-call subscription service.

21st-century house call platform VideoDoc is to double its workforce in the next six to 12 months from 26 to 55 people.

Its consultation figures have grown month on month, culminating in more than 2,000pc growth since January 2017.

‘While online doctors will never replace a patient’s own GP, they are growing exponentially’

Partnerships with VHI Healthcare, the USI, Beaumont Hospital and the Irish Postmasters Union, among other initiatives, have driven this trajectory. In the UK, it has partnered with a number of businesses, including the Personal Group, Hermes, the NHS, the Royal Logistics Corps, Cardiff City FC and Wrkit, among others.

What’s up, Doc?

VideoDoc annual subscription customers will be given access to the 24/7 service from 1 November while the pay-as-you-go customer can avail of the doctor on demand from 1 January 2019.

The service costs €25 per consultation but VideoDoc’s focus is on subscriptions, with annual subscriptions available for €35 for an individual and €110 for a family of four.

“We have seen an increasing number of out-of-hour logins and, in reaction to this demand, we are now offering the VideoDoc online doctor service 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” said VideoDoc co-founder Mary O’Brien.

“Industry experts’ and our own belief is while online doctors will never replace a patient’s own GP, they are growing exponentially.”

The company also recently announced the launch of an online therapy service on the platform. This new addition to the VideoDoc service aims to provide patients with a solution-focused approach to issues affecting mental health. The programme has been developed as a response to the significant numbers of patients accessing the VideoDoc service seeking help with mental health-related concerns.

John Kennedy
By John Kennedy

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years. His interests include all things technological, music, movies, reading, history, gaming and losing the occasional game of poker.

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