International SOS Expands Aberdeen Offshore and Occupational Health Centre

19 April 2017 ,  —


International SOS, the world’s leading medical and travel security risk services company, has announced the expansion of its Aberdeen Offshore and Occupational Health Centre in response to increasing client needs.

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The new facilities, at Forest Grove House on the Foresterhill campus close to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, provide additional top class medical resources, including a psychotherapy suite to deliver enhanced support for patients, as well as additional office space.

The improved Health Centre – which houses the 24/7 response centre – also features a new telemedicine facility to provide a sophisticated level of medical care to personnel in the North Sea and beyond, through its internationally-recognised telehealth capability.

It also supports the new Digital Consultation service launched earlier this year, which provides video conferencing to perform return to work and routine occupational health consultations, often required by international oil and gas firms.

Lawrie Campbell, Regional General Manager Northern Seas and Medical Services Europe, said: “Aberdeen is a key location for our clients and our enhanced services will continue to provide a centre of excellence in offshore and occupational health and support.

"Our vision has always been to deliver a seamless, integrated service to clients and their operations across all sectors of the Northern Seas. Led from our operating centres in Aberdeen and Norway we are also supported by the International SOS global network of experts, supply services and assistance centres.

“The Aberdeen Offshore and Occupational Health Centre will augment our clients’ health and safety performance and safeguard their operations.”

Dr Mike Braida, Regional Medical Director at International SOS, said: “Our new Aberdeen facilities further enhance our medically led approach to supporting our clients and assists them in exercising their duty of care to their employees.

“By offering high quality medical care we help our clients increase productivity as well as giving their staff additional support as and when they need it.”

Notes to Editors

International SOS ( is the world’s leading medical and travel security risk services company. We care for clients across the globe, from more than 1,000 locations in 90 countries. Our expertise is unique: more than 11,000 employees are led by 1,400 doctors and 200 security specialists. Teams work night and day to protect our members.

We pioneer a range of preventive programmes strengthened by our in-country expertise. We deliver unrivalled emergency assistance during critical illness, accident or civil unrest.  We are passionate about helping clients put Duty of Care into practice. With us, multinational corporate clients, governments and NGOs can mitigate risks for their people working remotely or overseas.

International SOS is a trusted partner to the oil and gas industry. With a robust heritage of over 30 years’ experience in providing occupational health and remote medical services, we support our clients to reduce risk, increase efficiency and fulfil strict legislative requirements.

With eight locations across Norway and the UK, we have a comprehensive understanding of the medical and health issues unique to the energy sector as well as the environments and parameters within which our customers operate. This combined with unrivalled passion provides our clients and their people with seamless health and remote medical services on and offshore.

Our suite of tailored services include occupational health, remote medical services, medical staffing, work environment, supply chain and training. These essential functions deliver tangible business benefits including reduced operational risk, absenteeism and increased productivity. International SOS is fully equipped to provide both topside and diving medical emergency services and offers 24/7 emergency cover.