About Affidea

Company History

March 2007

Euromedic International entered the Irish market with the acquisition of MRI Ireland.

 

July 2007

Advanced Radiology – a diagnostic clinic located in the Rockfield Medical Campus in Dundrum – became part of Euromedic Ireland.

 

January 2008

Euromedic Ireland announced the acquisition of Northwood Imaging, a multi-modality diagnostic imaging centre in Santry, Dublin, now Euromedic Northwood.

 

March 2008

Charlemont Imaging, a diagnostic imaging clinic located in the Charlemont Clinic in Dublin 2 became part of Euromedic Ireland.

 

May 2009

Euromedic Ireland established a centralised Appointment Centre to manage appointments for all its diagnostic imaging centres.

 

June 2009

South Terrace X-Ray in Cork became part of Euromedic Ireland and relocated to a state-of-the-art premises in Cork City.

 

August 2009

Northwood Imaging, now Affidea Northwood relocated to a modern premises in Swift Square, Northwood Business Park in Santry.

 

October 2009

Euromedic Ireland realigned all its Irish operations under the Euromedic Ireland umbrella. The company now owns and operates four stand-alone diagnostic imaging centres in Ireland.

 

January 2010

Euromedic Ireland announced its Public Private Partnership with Sligo General Hospital. The organisation now operates the MRI facilities at the hospital.

 

February 2010

Euromedic Cork was officially opened in the landmark Elysian building in Cork City to provide diagnostic imaging services throughout the Munster region.

 

June 2010

Euromedic Ireland centres in Dublin and Cork received international accreditation from the Joint Commission International (JCI). The centres became the first diagnostic imaging centres to be awarded with the Standard in Ambulatory Care.

 

October 2011

Euromedic Kilkenny was opened by the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government in the old Dean Street Medical Centre in Kilkenny City.

 

October 2012

Euromedic Cork opens a new consultants’ suite in the Elysian building where specialists in Orthopaedics, Emergency Medicine, Neurology and Pain are based.

 

June 2013

Euromedic Ireland centres in Dublin and Cork receive international JCI accreditation until 2016. Euromedic Kilkenny is awarded JCI accreditation for the first time.

 

November 2013

Euromedic Ireland opened an Ultrasound services located in the Mallow Primary Healthcare Centre outside Cork City, to compliment its Euromedic Cork centre.

 

January 2014

Euromedic Ireland launches a mobile version of euromedic.ie due to increased demand from patient when booking their scans online.

 

February 2014

Euromedic Ireland is shortlisted in the Irish Healthcare Awards in two categories; Healthcare Centre of the Year and Specialist Healthcare Centre of the Year.

 

June 2014

Euromedic Ireland opens a new Dublin city centre location at the Meath Primary Care providing MRI and Ultrasound scans to busy professionals.

 

MAY 2015

On the 14th May 2015 Euromedic Ireland, the leading primary care diagnostic provider, successfully completed the acquisition of the business of Vista Medical Imaging Naas Co. Kildare.   Specialising in diagnostic imaging Vista Diagnostics will now operate under the new name of Euromedic Vista.

 

November 2015

In November 2015 Euromedic Ireland re-branded to Affidea: As Irelands leading diagnostic imaging provider, we are proud to announce a major rebrand, selecting affidea as our new brand name. A new logo has been developed to complement the new identity, together with “nothing is more important than health” as our statement of purpose.

 

Our new name affidea reflects the core values with which we work.

 

Affinity with doctors and patients.

Trust and fidelity in everything we do.

Constant progress through ideas and innovation.

 

These are the values on which Euromedic was built and are the foundation on which we have grown to become Europe’s largest and most trusted provider of diagnostic imaging and cancer care services. They are the same values on which affidea will continue to grow and evolve.

Core Values

There is nothing more important than health.
That’s why people need health professionals who know what they’re doing
and, perhaps more importantly, who care about what they do.

 

Patients trust and rely on their doctors.
Doctors trust and rely on us.
We cannot betray this.
Ever.

 

Technology is doing more for health today than it has ever done before.
And technology will do even more for health tomorrow.
We strive to provide the best technology – today and tomorrow.

 

We seek the best medical professionals. We develop them.
And we establish the highest standards and procedures to ensure that we use technology safely, effectively and efficiently.

 

We exchange best practice through our extensive global network and affiliations.
We want to be the best at what we do.
Always.

 

We care about how patients feel.
That’s why we make every visit as comfortable as we can.

 

Patients deserve to know what we do, how we do it, and, most importantly why we do it.
We share our knowledge.

 

We are passionate about health.
And compassionate towards people.
Because nothing is more important than health.

 

*Our name, affidea, reflects the core values with which we work: affinity with doctors and patients, trust and fidelity in everything we do, and constant progress through new ideas and innovation.

Quality Statement

JCI Accredited:

Affidea Ireland works with the best qualified medical and technical professionals to maintain our commitment to the provision of a personalised service and patient well-being.

 

In 2010, Euromedic Ireland became the first diagnostic imaging centres worldwide to receive the Standard in Ambulatory Care from the Joint Commission International,www.jointcommissioninternational.org.  The centres were re-accredited in May 2013 with the addition of Euromedic Ireland’s newest centre in Kilkenny.

 

The JCI is an international body that regulates quality in ambulatory care throughout hospitals worldwide.  The accreditation was awarded to Euromedic Ireland in recognition of our commitment to excellence in patient care and quality following an extensive survey of our procedures, policies and services.

 

Ann Jacobson, Executive Director in International Accreditation at the JCI said:

 

“The Joint Commission International Accreditation Ambulatory Care standards are intended to stimulate continuous, systematic and organization-wide improvement in daily performance and in the outcomes of patient care. We are delighted to award Euromedic Ireland with this accreditation in recognition of its commitment to provide quality care at its clinics.  We will continue to monitor Euromedic Ireland for compliance with all of the JCI Ambulatory Care standards on an ongoing basis throughout the three year accreditation cycle.”

 

Patient Charter

Affidea Ireland Patient Charter:

 

  • We will be punctual and conduct scans at the scheduled time where appointments have been made.
  • Our team will be welcoming and respect your rights to be treated with dignity and respect your beliefs and values.
  • We offer our services to you without regards of colour, sex, age, disability, medical condition, marital status, national or ethnic origin, religion or source of payment. We will also endeavour to ensure that our centres are accessible for people with disabili-ties and others with specific needs.
  • Our team will be efficient at all times.
  • Our team will always act with your safety and comfort in mind and will encourage your participation by providing appropriate information regarding any of your con-cerns.
  • We will provide comfortable facilities for waiting and will make sure that our facili-ties meet health and safety standards.
  • You have the right to refuse our service but should return to your GP or consultant to discuss the implications of this decision.
  • You have the right to every consideration of your privacy concerning your care, in-cluding sources of payment and treatment. All communications and records relating to your care will be treated as confidential by Affidea Ireland staff. Examinations will be conducted discreetly and handled confidentially, giving reasonable visual and auditory privacy where possible.
  • You have the right to have your medical records read only by individuals involved directly in your care, by individuals monitoring quality or by individuals authorised by law or regulation.
  • Affidea Ireland commit to handling complaints objectively, compassionately and promptly.

 

Your responsibilities:

 

  • Answer Questions Fully
    You or your designated representative have the responsibility to read and familiarise yourselves with the information leaflets and to complete safety questionnaires accurately for your own safety.
  • Co-operate and communicate with providers
    You have the responsibility to participate in and to request further information concerning anything you do not understand.
  • Respect and consideration
    You have a responsibility to respect the rights, privacy and confidentiality of other patients. You have a responsibility to notify your provider as soon as possible if you must be late or cancel a scheduled appointment.
  • Financial Obligations
    You have the responsibility for the costs of your visit. You are responsible for assuring the financial obligations of your care are fulfilled. You have a responsibility to ad-here to the guidelines of your insurance coverage regarding referral policies.

 

To download our Patient Charter click here

Comfort
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.
 
Network
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.
 
Sharing
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.
 
Safety
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.
 
Trust
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.
 
People
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.
 
Technology
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.
 
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