Affidea ExpressCare Tallaght Opens – Irish Construction Industry Magazine

Affidea, Europe’s leading diagnostic imaging provider, is investing once again in the Irish health system with the introduction of Affidea ExpressCare to Dublin, following the success of the first ExpressCare Clinic in The Elysian in Cork, as featured in Irish Construction Industry Magazine.

Affidea ExpressCare provides high quality treatment for patients with minor injuries and illnesses; offering an alternative to a traditional, highly pressurised hospital setting. Affidea ExpressCare will open at Tallaght Cross East in June, adjacent to Affidea’s flagship multi-modality scanning centre that offers X-rays, MRI, Ultrasound and CT scans.

Affidea ExpressCare Tallaght Collen Construction
Rebecca Reilly, Quality and Environmental Manager Collen Construction; Tommy Drumm, Managing Director Collen Construction; Rachel Healy, Affidea Ireland Marketing and Communications Manager; Cllr. Charlie O’Connor, Councillor for Tallaght Central; Barry Downes, Country Manager Affidea Ireland; Sarah McGeough, H&S Officer Collen Construction

The state-of-the-art ExpressCare facilities provide access to outstanding healthcare, without an appointment, from 10am to 10pm, 365 days per year. Affidea ExpressCare is committed to providing an efficient service, including seeing patients within a one-hour turnaround time, and children over one-year of age can attend.

Councillor for Tallaght Central Charlie O’Connor, who surveyed construction to date, said: “I welcome the opening of Affidea ExpressCare in Tallaght and believe this will be of significant benefit to the people of Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow; offering affordable care without long wait times. The opening of this new clinic will have a positive impact on the overcrowding being experienced in Emergency Departments and I very much welcome this initiative.”

Affidea ExpressCare Tallaght & Collen Construction
Liam McDonagh, MEP Coordinator Collen Construction, Rebecca Reilly, Quality and Environmental Manager Collen Construction; Tommy Drumm, Managing Director Collen Construction; Rachel Healy, Affidea Ireland Marketing and Communications Manager; Cllr. Charlie O’Connor, Councillor for Tallaght Central; Barry Downes, Country Manager Affidea Ireland; Kevin O’Reilly, MEP Coordinator Collen Construction; Sarah McGeough, H&S Officer Collen Construction

Barry Downes, Country Manager, Affidea Ireland, said; “Affidea ExpressCare represents another multi-million investment in the Irish health system. Patients can receive attention quickly, professionally and to the highest of standards in an outpatient environment, with minimal waiting times. Affidea ExpressCare also provides immediate access to our full suite of diagnostic services for our patients should they require them, all within the same clinic, which is a unique benefit. We are very proud to deliver the highest quality medical services from our staff in a timely and stress-free manner for our patients.”

Tommy Drumm, MD of Collen Construction, said; “We are delighted to have successfully completed another new state of the art Medical Scanning Centre for our esteemed Client Affidea. The recently completed project in Tallaght follows our successful completion of a Minor Injuries Unit in the Elysian Tower in Cork, installation of two new MRI machines in Dundrum and installation of a new MRI machine in Northwood. These projects follow on from our initial involvement with Affidea as Design Build Contractor on the refurbishment of the Dundrum Medical Diagnostics facility, officially opened by then Taoiseach Enda Kenny in 2016.

Our continued ability to meet our Clients requirements to deliver high-tech, high quality projects, within tight programme parameters and to the highest safety and environmental standards, has ensured our continued relationship with Affidea, as our 6th project (a new Minor Injuries Unit adjacent to the recently completed Tallaght Scan Centre), progresses onsite.

We commend Affidea on their implementation of this important investment plan for the Irish Healthcare Sector and look forward to continued success together on future projects”.

ExpressCare operates independently, as is the case with Affidea Diagnostics, providing services to all patients who attend on a fee-for-service basis or, alternatively for patients with Private Health Insurance with Laya Healthcare and Irish Life Health, Affidea ExpressCare is a covered benefit.

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.
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.
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.