Affidea announce new membership discount for Athletics Ireland’s members

As proud sponsors of Athletics Ireland’s High Performance Programme and the preferred diagnostics provider for the national governing body for athletics in Ireland, Affidea is thrilled to announce a new membership discount for AAI’s more than 60,000 members in over 300 clubs nationwide.

Affidea is Ireland’s leading provider of diagnostic imaging services, including MRI, Ultrasound, X-ray, CT and DEXA scans, and they will offer a 10% discount towards use of their state-of-the-art services.

Affidea operates a network of clinics across Ireland, meaning Athletics Ireland members can quickly access the facilities they need for rapid diagnosis of their sporting injuries.

As part of their outpatient services, this year Affidea ExpressCare Minor Injuries & Illnesses Walk-In Clinics also opened in The Elysian in Cork and Tallaght Cross East in Dublin, to further provide the perfect alternative to busy Emergency Departments.

Open to everyone from 10am to 10pm, 365 days a year, with no appointment needed, ExpressCare  aims to see patients within a one-hour turnaround time and children over one-year of age can attend.

Treating a huge range of ailments from fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains to minor head and chest injuries, minor burns and scalds, fever and infections, their physiotherapists located on-site can further provide rehabilitation instructions; even further reducing the time it takes to get back training.

Affidea Executive and former international rugby player, David Corkery, said; “We are delighted to offer AAI’s carded athletes a direct, fast and, most importantly, very professional service should they require any treatment, to aid them in their recovery as time is always of the essence in sport.”

“Many of the injuries that athletes report with are often triaged as a Class 4 or 5 injury, so it’s not uncommon to wait 6 to 7 hours to have a broken finger reset, for example, especially as Ireland now has the longest average waiting times in Europe for A&E treatment. We all know that the most important time for an acute injury is the treatment administered immediately after the fact and the first 12 hours are the most critical in getting you back in the game.”

He continued; “Another reason so many people present to EDs is because they think it’s the only way to access diagnostics, but we can offer rapid access with reports back to your GP within days.”

Hamish Adams, CEO Athletics Ireland, commented; “We are very excited to offer our entire membership preferential rates to such world class diagnostic and healthcare services across the island of Ireland.”

Affidea ExpressCare provides an excellent walk-in service to treat minor injuries and illnesses, and the expertise on offer within these centres is a service we would encourage all of our members to use in times of need. The importance of treating all injuries immediately and appropriately to aid recovery cannot be underestimated. We look forward to working closely with Affidea and supporting our membership through this expert service.”

Country Manager Barry Downes added; “We have been a proud partner of Athletics Ireland for a number of years now, so we’re thrilled to be able to offer our full suite of services to all AAI members who can now access the country’s best diagnostics and treatment facilities at a discounted rate, quickly and efficiently.”

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