Our History

We were established in 1998 to fulfil a market requirement for cost effective, industry focused medical and drug and alcohol screening services. The company soon became a recognised provider to the rail industry, growing quickly whilst adapting to an ever-changing marketplace.

1998

Healthcare Connections was founded by Alison Brown and Cecile Hiney, primarily providing drug and alcohol screening services.

2001

Introduction of occupational health services.

2004

Launch of Medication Checking Service (Chemist On Call).

2006

Awarded ISO Accreditations – Quality & Environmental.

2008

Launch of Absence Management Service (Nurses On Call). Awarded Constructing Better Health (CBH) Accreditation.

2010

Gained London Underground Accreditation.

2011

Approval to provide occupational health services to the Crossrail Project.

2012

Healthcare Connections acquired by Alere Toxicology.

2014

Company name changed to Alere Healthcare Connections. Awarded SEQOHS.

2017

Alere acquired by Abbott.

2020

Company name changed to Abbott Healthcare Connections.