Affidea to invest €1.5m in a new ExpressCare clinic – Irish Independent


Private medical group Affidea is investing €1.5m in a new ExpressCare clinic at Northwood in Santry in north Dublin.

It already operates a facility in Tallaght in south Dublin, just 200 metres from Tallaght University Hospital, as well as at The Elysian in Cork, under a more than €25m investment programme rolled out over the past three years.

Affidea, which already employs 300 across Ireland, will initially create ten positions at the Santry facility, with more expected to come on stream as the business grows.

Barry Downes, CEO of Affidea Ireland, said: “Our clinics are designed to benefit the Irish healthcare sector by relieving the burden placed on Irish hospitals by large numbers presenting unnecessarily in hospital A&E departments across the country.”

“Instead of attending a busy and stressful A&E environment, people can instead attend an ExpressCare Clinic to have their minor injury or illness treated quickly, professionally and to the highest standards in a comfortable outpatient environment.”

The group’s ExpressCare clinics are ‘walk in’ facilities that treat minor injuries and illnesses that don’t require a hospital visit such as sprains, minor burns, sports injuries and infections.

All clinics are open from 10am – 10pm, 365 days a year.

As well as its three express clinics, the group also has ten diagnostic centres and two managed hospital services across the country that provide MRI, CT, Ultrasound, X-Ray and DEXA scan facilities to patients.

The private clinic serves patients on a fee-for-service basis.

Affidea group operates in 16 countries around Europe.

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