THEYA Healthcare Selected as a Supplier to the NHS in the UK

by Eileen Rainsberry January 10, 2017

Dublin, Ireland, 10 January 2017, THEYA Healthcare (, the award-winning Irish medical device company, today announced that it has been selected as an official supplier to the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK.

THEYA Healthcare designs and manufactures healthcare garments. The company’s flagship post-surgery lingerie range was designed primarily for use by breast cancer patients.

THEYA Healthcare’s post-surgery bras are now available via the NHS Supply Chain which provides patient-focused healthcare products and supply chain services to NHS hospitals in the UK.

Already an established supplier to both hospitals and the retail sector in Ireland, THEYA Healthcare has made great strides into the UK market during the last year. Today’s announcement follows on from the launch last June of the company’s products into the UK retail market through the House of Fraser’s online store.

THEYA Healthcare, formally launched by Ciara Donlon in 2015, is headquartered at NovaUCD, the Centre for New Ventures and Entrepreneurs at University College Dublin, and is an Enterprise Ireland high potential start-up (HPSU) client company.

Ciara Donlon, founder and CEO, THEYA Healthcare said, “This is a huge step forward for us. We have had a very positive reaction to our post-surgery range from both patients and surgeons in Ireland and now to get this stamp of approval from the NHS in the UK gives us great confidence for the future.”

She added, “It was a big test for a start-up like THEYA Healthcare to meet the criteria required by the NHS to become an approved supplier. They expect nothing but the best in terms of quality, value for money and service. We are delighted that we proved up to the challenge and are looking forward to the new opportunities this appointment will present.”

THEYA Healthcare has also recently been awarded ISO 13485:2003 certification where an organisation needs to demonstrate its ability to provide medical devices and related services that consistently meet applicable customer requirements and regulatory requirements. The company has also been awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification for quality management.


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For further information contact Micéal Whelan, University College Dublin, Communications Manager (Innovation), e:, t: + 353 1 716 3712 or Eileen Rainsberry, THEYA Healthcare, Marketing Director, e:, t: + 44 77 1440 3218

Editors Notes

THEYA Healthcare is an Irish manufacturer of healthcare garments and has been trading since 2015. The THEYA Healthcare range is already retailing across Ireland, the UK and has also launched in Europe and Canada.

At every stage of product development THEYA Healthcare seeks input from both patients and healthcare professionals to ensure that its range best meets the needs of its customers.

THEYA Healthcare uses a unique fabric mix made from OEKO-TEX® bamboo, which is ideal for post-operative products as it is anti-bacterial, thermally regulating, 59% more absorbent than cotton and extremely soft thus helps reduce skin irritation. The design of the THEYA Healthcare range focuses on comfort, support, femininity, functionality and the promotion of healing.   

At NovaUCD, the hub for new ventures and entrepreneurs at University College Dublin, we nurture and support new high-tech and knowledge-intensive companies as part of UCD's mission. At NovaUCD we provide purpose-built, state-of-the-art incubation facilities alongside a comprehensive business support programme for client companies such as THEYA Healthcare. NovaUCD has been funded through a unique public-private partnership that includes AIB Bank, Arthur Cox, Deloitte, Enterprise Ireland, Ericsson, Goodbody Stockbrokers, UCD and Xilinx.      


Eileen Rainsberry
Eileen Rainsberry