Southside Medical are providers of flexible occupational health, health surveillance and health screening in Ireland. We provide convenient on-site and off-site services to all types of organisations ranging from SME’s to large single & multiple site operations in both the private and public sectors. Our goal is to help our clients achieve maximum staff productivity and minimise their costs by maintaining the health and well-being of their employees. We look to eliminate and prevent any work-related causes of ill-health and to facilitate the quick and safe return to work of any employees who have been absent through sickness.
Occupational Health Services
Our occupational health services cover a wide range of areas from pre-employment medicals to in employment health & safety assessments. We strive to work closely with our clients in order to gain a full understanding of their work environment so as we can ensure that the most suitable prospective employees are recruited by the firm and also to ensure that the existing employees work in a safe and healthy environment.
Some of the specific services offered in the area of Occupational Health are:
- Pre-employment Medicals
- In-employment Medical
- Absence Management Programme
- Ergonomic and VDU assessment
- Immunisation Programmes for Hepatitis A and B, Tetanus, MMR, Varicella, TB, Flu vaccination & Travel vaccinations
- Health Screening & Promotion
Early diagnosis and effective management of health risk factors greatly improve employee health and productivity. Our Health Screening initiatives focus on preventative measures that can be taken in order to ensure the continued health of the workforce.
Some of the specific services offered in the area of Health Screening include:
- Blood Pressure Measurement
- Cardiovascular Risk Assessment
- Cholesterol Screening
- Diabetes Screening
- BMI Measurement
- Body Composition Analysis
- Lung Function Testing
- Cardiac Assessment
- Macro company overview of the general health of the workforce
The purpose of Health Surveillance is to determine the occupational exposure of individuals to industrial illness or disease. Under the Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Act 2005, employees whose occupations contain significant risks to their health must be provided with appropriate health surveillance. We can facilitate your organisations requirement to comply with this piece of legislation through appropriate health surveillance initiatives which in turn will reduce the risk of potential future litigation.
Some of the specific services offered in the area of Health Surveillance are:
- Audiometric Assessment
- Vision Screening
- Urinary Drug Screening
- Blood Tests (including cholesterol, prostate and blood glucose screening)
- Bio-Chemical Analysis
- Endocrine Analysis
- Full Blood Count
- 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitoring
- Skin Surveillance
- Work Place Immunisation Programmes including Flu Vaccines, Travel Vaccines and Hep B
Every organisation’s success is dependent on a number of key employees performing at optimal levels and therefore it is vital that these people are in peak physical and mental health. Senior management are under increasing pressure to perform in the current economic climate which can lead to significant increases in stress/illness levels. Our Executive Health Screening transforms the traditional physical examination from a data gathering exam into an integrated and personalized head-to-toe evaluation. The consultation can also include advice with regard to nutrition, exercise and physiology.
Women face many of the same health challenges as men, such as heart disease and cancer, but they also have unique health considerations as well. In addition to many of the services offered within our Health Screening and Health Surveillance initiatives we also offer the following services which are specifically tailored to female executives:
- Lifestyle Analysis
- Cervical Smear Test
- Contraceptive Advice including: implanon insertion/removal, mirena/ jaydess/ copper coil Insertion or removal
- Breast Examination
- Hormone Analysis
- Stool Analysis
Dr. Nikki McCaffrey is responsible for all occupational health activities. Dr. McCaffrey is a Licentiate of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (LFOM). None of our occupational health services are outsourced thus ensuring that all of our clients receive a continuous and professional solution to their occupational health needs.