Affidea Ireland celebrates International Women’s Day

We here at Affidea are proud to have over 260 female healthcare staff, with an even ratio for senior leadership, so we delivered some well-deserved treats to our teams to celebrate the day! Quality & Accreditation Manager Carol Tutty kindly shares her story to inspire others, while here’s a quick snapshot of just some of our other talented Superwomen!

Affidea IWD 2019
Affidea’s Quality & Accreditation Manager Carol Tutty:

“In 1986, I qualified as a Registered General Nurse while working in St. James’s Hospital. Shortly after, I moved to London for ten years to gain more experience and it was there that I completed a Theatre / Anaesthetic Nursing Board Diploma.

I worked in Westminster Hospital Operating Theatres and Intensive Care, and I was part of the team responsible for the transferring of critically ill patients by air ambulances to specialised units both in the UK and abroad. This was both an exciting and challenging role, where my interest in patient safety and risk management increased.

I returned to Ireland to work in Tullamore General Hospital and then in Clane General Hospital as a Senior Staff Nurse, and progressed my career as Clinical Nurse Manager for Anaesthetics and Paediatrics.

During my role in Clane, a vacancy arose for a Quality and Risk Manager and as I had always been passionate about patient safety, risk management and quality, I was encouraged to apply and was delighted to be appointed to the role. I went on to complete a degree in Quality and Risk Management in Healthcare in UCD, and I also trained as an ISO Auditor.

I admit that going back to college in my late thirties was challenging while working full-time and balancing a young family, but with knowledge I gained confidence and now I am a strong advocate of continuous professional development for everyone.

I joined Affidea in 2017 as Quality Manager and Data Protection Officer. Personally, it was a big change as I was leaving a clinical role to working full-time in quality and risk management, but I have been given wonderful opportunities to work with so many diverse groups of people both in Ireland and in Europe.

I was honoured to become part of the Senior Management Team and the Executive Team. The role is challenging, with a lot of variety and travel, but it is extremely rewarding when I see the Affidea Vision coming to fruition, in addition to my part in delivering greater clinical governance, risk assessment, ongoing quality and GDPR.

I am truly proud of my achievements to date and of all the strong women I work with on a daily basis.

Quality & Accreditation Manager Carol Tutty discusses GDPR

Affidea’s CT Dose Excellence Programme shortlisted for the Irish Healthcare Awards

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.