An independent healthcare organisation, which has significantly reduced NHS waiting times, has taken on new premises at the North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC) having already established a base in South Yorkshire, at the Barnsley BIC.
Rostra Healthcare Limited provides treatment of symptomatic varicose veins across the country and currently employs 13 staff.
The company which has contracted with City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust for the last eight years to help keep waiting times for the treatment of varicose veins below national target, director Ian Brown explains:
“Our philosophy which we offer the NHS is that we guarantee that we will work within the national target of 18 weeks. We are currently delivering treatment within 16 weeks, when we first started it was at three years.
“We moved to the BIC in Sunderland because I found the Barnsley BIC to be a fantastic facility. When I found out there was a BIC in Sunderland I knew it was where I wanted to be. It’s in an ideal location not far from the A19 and a short distance from our clinic at Monkwearmouth Hospital.
“We needed a secure, inexpensive office space and the additional facilities such as meeting rooms and an onsite café were an added bonus. It’s also reassuring to know that when we are out of the office there is someone to take our calls and collect our post”.
Donna Surtees, senior space adviser added:
“We welcome businesses from all sectors so it’s brilliant to welcome Ian and his team to the BIC. I am delighted that Ian’s experience of the BIC in Barnsley has lead him to ourselves in Sunderland”.