It has been a busy few months at iheed with a rapidly expanding team and our return to the office. We continue to expand our portfolio of qualifications, increase our University partners and reach ever more doctors nurses and other healthcare professionals with our transformative educational programmes.
The new CEG group and iheed Dublin HQ was officially opened on by Tánaiste (Irish Deputy Prime Minister) and Minister for Enterprise Leo Varadkar on Tuesday April 12th. We were delighted to have all our university partners, staff and friends present for the celebration.
Speaking at the event, Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar TD said:
“I’m really happy to be in Sandyford today to make this very welcome announcement for Iheed, which will create 40 new jobs this year. We are putting huge investment into our health service - we've 40% more doctors now than we had 10 years ago and approximately 2,000 more beds than we have five years ago, for example. So huge investment going in and I’m really happy to see Iheed offering more flexible training opportunities to support this expansion.”
CEO of Cambridge Education Group Brendan Webb –
“Ireland is strategically important as a destination for CEG group. We are delighted at the opportunity to further develop foundation and progression pathway partnerships with Irish universities and continue to grow the suite of services we provide to our Irish university partners. We are particularly excited to build on the success of both iheed and Castel Education becoming part of CEG Group and increasing our medical and healthcare portfolio at this critical time for healthcare delivery globally".
CEO of iheed, Dr Tom O’Callaghan said:
“Built by healthcare professionals for healthcare professionals, iheed’s students engage with a global faculty of passionate medical educators and fellow students on the world’s most advanced medical education platform. Both our student satisfaction rates of 95 per cent, and educational outcomes are the best in the industry, and over 90 per cent of students would recommend us to colleagues and friends. However, the ultimate measure of iheed’s success is the impact our education programmes have on improving patient care across the world at this critical time of need".
“The pandemic has highlighted the invaluable role of doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals in public life, while accelerating many of the challenges faced by the healthcare sector globally. These include the growing worldwide shortage of healthcare workers and the need to retain talent; a focus on value for money among policymakers; and the need for an urgent shift from expensive hospital-based care to cost-effective, community-based preventative healthcare. iheed’s flexible and fully remote model, its growing list of leading university partners, the quality of the online qualifications we provide and the efficiency of our delivery positions us well to support a response to these challenges in the sector.”