March, 2021 

Affidea Group, the leading European provider of diagnostic imaging, outpatient and cancer care
services has today announced the acquisition of Orthoderm, a highly regarded outpatient healthcare
provider with a reputation for the delivery of innovative and quality care from its clinic located outside
Belfast in Northern Ireland. With this acquisition, Affidea is building further on its strategic vision to
broaden its business model and add new outpatient care services that can complement its portfolio in
patient centric care delivery.

Affidea Ireland, which was established in 2007, is part of the European Group, Affidea. The Irish
operation has a number of ExpressCare Clinics, which are ‘walk in’ facilities that treat minor injuries
and illnesses that don’t require a hospital visit in Dublin, Cork and most recently Naas. The business
also operates ten state-of-the-art diagnostic centres and two managed hospital services across the
country that provide MRI, CT, Ultrasound, X-Ray and DEXA scan facilities*. Last year they launched a
new outpatient surgery service in repsonse to Covid which saw them provide Consultant led plastics,
dermatology, pain management and ophthalmology services from their JCI accredited facilities.

Barry Downes, CEO of Affidea Ireland, said: “With each acquisition we look for synergies that can
add value to our patients, ensuring the continued provision of excellence in medical care. Adding
Orthoderm to our network will result in best-in-class access to a wide range of medical services which
will enable us to serve our patients, doctors and health systems across Ireland on a much more
integrated level.”

Founded in 2007, Orthoderm prides itself as being a leading provider of clinical and medical services
across a wide range of medical and surgical specialties including Dermatology, Plastic surgery and
Orthopaedics as well as pain management and GP services. Located on site are two local
anaesthetic theatres for day surgeries, making the clinic very attractive for patients, insurers and

Commenting on the acquisition, Michael and Elizabeth Eames, co-directors of Orthoderm, said
“We are delighted to be joining the Affidea Group.“Orthoderm prides itself in providing a high
standard of timely and efficient patient care in Northern Ireland across a wide range of medical and
surgical specialties. Our team is highly motivated and we look forward to the opportunity to work with
Affidea to expand the range of services that we offer to our patients.”

The foundation upon which Affidea has been built is trust. Both doctors and patients know that we strive to provide the best standard of care, delivered by the best professionals with the most modern technologies. Patients trust and rely on doctors. Doctors trust and rely on us.
What’s Affidea’s secret to transforming the standards of healthcare service provision? Our people. Healthcare professionals that know what they are doing and care about what they do. They make us who we are today. And who we want to be tomorrow.
We implement the highest standards and procedures to ensure safety. Affidea is committed to becoming the first European diagnostic provider to shape a new paradigm in patient safety by introducing a company wide Dose Excellence Programme ensuring the right balance between dose and image quality.
Affidea has an extensive network of international affiliations with the world’s top medical institutions to ensure that our doctors always have immediate access to the latest medical knowledge, clinical guidelines and medical procedures in all Affidea medical centres in order to ensure the highest quality diagnostics and cancer treatment.
We know that hospitality is important.  We care about how you feel and want to make each visit  to an Affidea centre as comfortable as we can.  An exceptional patient experience is ensured by delivering a personalised service in modern and comfortable service settings where you feel safe and confident that you are receiving the highest quality medical care.
We develop and exchange best practice. Patients deserve to know what we do, how we do it and why we do it. The continuous improvement of all Affidea care delivery processes is achieved by capitalising on the company’s extensive experience in 14 European countries and an organised effort to share best practice to improve patient safety and patient experience.
Technology has done more for health today than it has ever done and will do even more in the future. Affidea is committed to operating a best in class medical equipment base and maintain it’s long standing relations with major equipment producers to ensure our patients will always have access to the latest, most innovative and effective technology.