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Care provider Trackars Healthcare to create 40 jobs in Downpatrick expansion

Patricia Casement, left, managing director of Trackars is congratulated by South Down MP Margaret Ritchie

CROSSGAR firm Trackars Healthcare has plans to create up to 40 new jobs following following a £50,000 expansion.

The firm provides domiciliary care and is marking 10 years in business bu opening new offices and has undergone a rebrand.

The new offices in Downpatrick add to a network that already includes Belfast and Fintona.

Operating throughout Northern Ireland, the business currently employs 250 staff members, comprising of 150 full-time and 100 part-time roles.

Trackars said the Downpatrick office offered the potential of up to 24 full-time roles and a further 16 part-time positions.

Trackars managing director Patricia Casement reflected on the firm's growth over the past decade.

“Trackars has grown its services over the past 10 years from an individual providing healthcare staffing solutions to a team of over 250 employees offering homecare and specialised nursing services to both private and public sector clients throughout Northern Ireland." she said.

“It’s a very exciting time for all of the team at Trackars. This year we are celebrating 10 years of providing healthcare solutions in Northern Ireland and this investment in expanding and rebranding of Trackars will propel us into a new phase of the business.”

SDLP MP for South Down Margaret Ritchie added: "There is a huge demand for at home nursing care in the south Down area, with the majority of care seekers now expressing a preference for independent living and support in their own homes.

“I am thrilled that Trackars, a local company and the leading care providers for people who wish to receive care at home, are expanding into south Down.”

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