3rd October 2023
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New Bolton-based office space for UK’s largest provider of NHS cataract surgery

Bolton-based NHS eye health provider SpaMedica welcomed local MP Mark Logan for a tour of its new office space on Bark Street, where employees recently celebrated the company’s 15-year anniversary.

Launched in 2008, SpaMedica is one of the UK’s leading providers of NHS cataract surgery, and recently opened its 50th hospital in North Tyneside. SpaMedica’s Head Office has been based on Churchgate in Bolton since 2017 and its continued growth has seen some teams re-locate to a new, state-of-the-art office space in the town centre.

Named ‘The View’ for its panoramas over the town and surrounding areas, SpaMedica’s new office – spread over two floors – houses 180 employees from the company’s contact centre, bookings, referrals, post-op and transport teams.

Nationally, SpaMedica has recruited over 480 employees since the start of 2023, and expects to take on up to 80 more by the end of the year.

As well as cataract removal, SpaMedica provides YAG capsulotomy and medical retina services to NHS patients. The company employs more than 1,700 people nationwide.

Staff at The View gave MP Mark Logan a tour of their new office space, and provided an overview of the work they do in supporting patient care – including processing referrals, answering patients’ calls, booking appointments, and coordinating SpaMedica’s free patient transport service.

Mark also had the opportunity to meet members of SpaMedica’s Board and senior leadership team, including Medical Director Dr Alex Silvester, and Head of Hospital Services, Cliff Waddicor.

Cliff said: “The move to ‘The View’ demonstrates our commitment to investing in our employees and providing them with the resources they need to excel. The feedback from staff has been brilliant, and it’s been a huge team effort in bringing this project to life to create a truly aspirational work environment for our amazing employees.

“We were delighted to welcome Mark to our brand-new space, showing him how the work we do here contributes to the excellent patient care we offer throughout our network of 50 hospitals across the country.”

Mark Logan, MP for Bolton East, said: “This is a stunning workspace, providing a really inspiring setting for SpaMedica’s employees. It’s been great to meet and speak with them about being part of the organisation and the pride they feel in their work – and it’s fantastic to hear there are further employment opportunities being created for people in and around Bolton.”

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