7/25/2013 11:01:40 AM
Twenty six jobs under threat after O2 halts Health
Twenty six jobs at O2 are under threat after the operator pulled the plug on its shortlived O2 Health service.
It stopped selling its Help at Hand telecare and Health at Home telehealth this week, blaming poor demand. A spokesperson said existing customers would get a full refund on their devices along with £100 and free connectivity under the end of the year. The changes to O2 Health affect 26 positions at the operator and the spokesperson said it was seeking to redeploy them throughout the business.
O2 Health managing director Nikki Flanders will remain in her role until the end of 2013 but the spokesman did not reveal her plans after that point. He added: 'eHealth is a sector with significant potential and, as such, remains an important global priority for Telefónica.'
O2 made the announcement that it was stopping its mobile healthcare service this week. On a note on its website, it said: 'The uptake of mobile telecare and telehealth in the UK marketplace has been slower than anticipated.'
Author: Graeme Neill