Affidea Announces New Medical Scanning Centre for Waterford

Affidea Announces New Medical Scanning Centre for Waterford

  • €2.6M investment in Waterford by diagnostics company

Waterford, 29th March 2017:   Affidea, Ireland’s leading independent provider of diagnostic imaging services including MRI, Ultrasound and X-ray, today announced its plans to open a new medical scanning facility in Ardkeen, Waterford this June, to serve the people of Waterford and surrounding areas. The company is creating ten jobs and is investing €2.6m in opening the Waterford centre, as part of an overall €15m investment in the Irish healthcare sector. Last month, the company announced plans to open a new diagnostic centre in Tallaght this May, to service west Dublin.

Construction work has already started at the Waterford centre, which will include a multi-modality scanning centre located at Holly House, Arkeen, Cove Roundabout, Waterford. It will serve as a diagnostic scanning facility, offering MRI, Ultrasound, Dexa and X-ray. Affidea anticipates that 9,000 patients will attend the centre for 12,000 scans each year. It is expected the new centre will be of particular benefit to patients at areas including Waterford, Wexford, Kilkenny and Tipperary.

Affidea Waterford will be equipped with state of the art technology including the high-specification Aera Magnetom MRI scanner, providing the highest-quality scans and a much-improved patient experience, particularly for patients who experience claustrophobia or those who find it difficult to tolerate the noise of older scanners

Affidea centres are accredited with the internationally recognised standard in ambulatory care from the Joint Commission International (JCI) and will operate the new centre in Waterford to the same exacting standards while undergoing the accreditation process.

Tom Finn, CEO of Affidea, said: “Affidea currently caters for the South East of the country with our centres in Kilkenny and Naas, however, the Waterford centre will ensure local patients have greater accessibility to medical scans, quickly, professionally and to the highest of standards. The new centre will ensure patients can receive the timely attention they need in a primary care environment, rather than hospital based setting.”

Affidea rebranded from Euromedic in 2015, to ensure a uniform identity across Europe, and to aid European growth and support the organisations aggressive global expansion plans. Affidea entered the Irish market in March 2007 through the acquisition of MRI Ireland. Over the past eight years, six further locations have been added to the network in Ireland with more centres expected nationwide over the coming months.

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.