Meet The #AffideaFamily – Dr. Tony Lynch, Affidea ExpressCare Minor Injuries & Illnesses Clinics


  1. What’s your background?

I am a graduate of both Cardiff University and University College Cork. I originally trained as an Engineer and read for a post grad after my first degree. After that I travelled the world working for some of the biggest international companies. I specialised in Process Re-engineering and worked on large global projects. After a few years, I wanted to give something back, so I decided to become a doctor. I originally trained in Emergency Medicine, covering everything from neonatal ICU right up to acute adult medicine and everything in between. I also trained in family medicine. My passion is pre-hospital care and I work alongside An Garda Síochána, The Cork Fire Service and The Civil Defence on a regular basis. I also trained with London Air Ambulance and I lecture in UCC Medical School.

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  1. Why did you join the #AffideaFamily?

I was looking for a new challenge and I was lucky enough to get involved from the very start of the new ExpressCare clinic at The Elysian in Cork. I work closely with Dr. David Foley at his consultant-led ExpressCare clinic in Tallaght in Dublin, and we clicked the first time we met. The whole concept was perfect. Working with great people in a purpose-built facility where you applied your skills to get a focused history, order appropriate diagnostics and strategise a well-planned outcome for the patient in a newly built state-of-the art-facility…why wouldn’t you join?

Affidea ExpressCare Medical Team
Country Manager Barry Downes with Consultant David Foley & ExpressCare doctors


  1. What differentiates us in your opinion?

Culture and people! I have over 20 years’ experience in industry and what differentiates organisations is culture and people. The people I work with every day put the patient at the centre of everything we do. I am proud to be a member of this team. It is why I became a doctor. When you are sick or in pain or scared, you need the best looking after to you, but you also need them to really care about you. Our people – that is the differentiator.

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  1. What does your average day look like?

Well, no two days are the same and that’s the great thing about medicine. I start early to work with coffee in hand and you never know what will come through the door. Every patient has their story and my job is to listen to get them on the road to recovery. I know a lot of smart folk in Affidea and we are all pulling in the same direction.

  1. How do you like to create a healthy work/life balance?

I cross fit every day. I was a professional athlete when I was a much younger man and fitness is very important to me. I also try to surf or fly fish most weeks depending on weather. However, above all I spend time with my four kids. They are only small for a short time, so I soak it all up when I can. I never watch TV and I married the greatest woman on the planet!

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Siobhán can be seen in our new video that demonstrates what Affidea stands for and our new ExpressCare Clinic in Cork & Dublin

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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.