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Belfast-based Thrive develops new communication app for Children's Health Ireland

The Republic’s largest paediatric hospital has selected Clarendon portfolio company Thrive to create a new employee communication and engagement app for its workforce of over 4,000 people across five locations in Dublin.

Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) is responsible for the delivery of acute paediatric services for children, provided in the three Dublin children’s hospital locations at Crumlin, Temple Street and Tallaght and a paediatric outpatient and urgent care centre based on the campus at Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown.

With communication and information sharing reaching a critical point amid the spread of Covid-19, Thrive was selected to develop a new app.

Within three weeks, CHI was up and running using Thrive’s communication platform and app ‘MyCHI’.

CHI’s director of human resources, Trevor Murphy, said: “The initial feedback from staff has been overwhelmingly positive and we are excited to roll it out to our staff across all our sites, in particularly those who are working remotely due to the current guidelines on physical and social distancing.

“With our programme for change in preparation for our move to the new children’s hospital and the current health crisis we are facing, there has never been a more important time for us to ensure our colleagues are connected, sharing and receiving important information and feel fully supported and recognised.”

Thrive co-founder and chief executive, James Scott, said: “During this time of uncertainty, effective communication is vital.

“We are so happy that the Thrive platform and app are genuinely helping people and organisations during this challenging time.

“We have made adjustments to our contracts and pricing in order to be as flexible as possible to help as many organisations as we can and are delighted to have CHI join our client base.”