08.05.2012

Memira to open first eye surgery clinic in Finland

Vaasa’s bilingual workforce and proximity to Sweden makes it an ideal entry point to the Finnish market for Memira.

Memira is investing about EUR 1.2 million in the new clinic in Vaasa which is expected to open in October or November this year. The company is also looking for suitable premises in some other cities in Finland, according to Michael Lagerbäck, Memira’s country manager in Sweden.

Memira is currently negotiating about its premises in Vaasa and has already started recruitment for a nurse, optician and clinic manager. “We start the recruitment process early because we reserve about six months for training before the work starts,” says Enni Hannula, Memira’s sales and marketing manager in Finland. Vaasa’s bilingual workforce means that the new staff can be trained using Swedish.

According to Memira, the company carries out 40,000 surgical eye treatments annually in the Nordic countries, covering everything from eye laser to intraocular surgery.

Sources: Yle.fi, Pohjalainen