Ross Tomkins, managing director of Salutaris People
Chloe Shakesby

Tyneside healthcare company expands with ten new Covid testing sites ahead of international flights

A North East healthcare company has revealed plans to launch ten new sites across the UK.

Salutaris People, based in Tyneside, has announced today (15 April) that it is launching ten private Covid-19 testing suites across the country to cope with the “huge demand” it predicts will follow the resumption of international air travel.

The first four of the sites, three of which will be in the North East - in Newcastle, Stockton and Sunderland - are set to open next month, with a further six to be created over the next three months.

The company is the lead clinical partner in the first rapid PCR test facility at a UK airport, working with Test Assurance Group and Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

The company is also in talks with a number of regional airports around the UK to provide private Covid-19 testing services. Salutaris then plans to expand its Covid-19 testing services with a further six test suites over the next three months across the UK.

Ross Tomkins, managing director of Salutaris People, commented: “We are delighted to be able to announce this first phase of expansion in our testing services across both the North East and North West of England.

“It builds on our existing medical and occupational healthcare businesses, which have a combined 30 years of expertise in this sector.

“We are investing heavily in both the North East and North West economies to help get international air travel for business and tourism back on its feet.

“PCR testing will continue to play a significant role in air travel for some time to come. It is the gold standard of Covid-19 testing and we believe it will play a major part in allowing passengers to undertake air travel again safely and with confidence.”

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