If you or your little one has an injury, burn, bite or something stuck in an ear, you don’t want to hang about looking for help. That’s why a new walk-in care service in Cork is the perfect alternative to a busy Emergency Department.
Affidea ExpressCare in The Elysian in Cork has medical staff on duty 12 hours a day, 365 days a year, to treat a huge range of common injuries and illnesses.
These include injuries such as fractures, dislocations, sprains or strains, minor head and chest injuries, minor burns and scalds, fever, infections, and mouth and dental problem, to name a few.
And the best bit? No appointment is necessary, and they promise to see patients within an hour.
The first Affidea ExpressCare facility opened in The Elysian in Cork earlier this year and provides healthcare access for the issues and conditions above to the people of Cork and surrounding areas.
The facility is open from 10am to 10pm, 365 days a year and anybody from the age of one year upwards can attend.
Speaking at the launch of the state-of-the-art clinic in Cork, An Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney said: “The opening of this new clinic will have a positive impact on the overcrowding being experienced in Emergency Departments in Cork City and I very much welcome this initiative.”
Affidea is set to open a second ExpressCare Clinic in Dublin in June, adjacent to their flagship multi-modality scanning centre on Tallaght Cross East, near Tallaght Hospital.
Barry Downes, Country Manager, Affidea Ireland, said that ExpressCare represents a multi-million euro 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,” he said.
He added: “We are very proud to deliver the highest quality medical services from our staff in a timely and stress-free manner for our patients.”
Patients who attend the ExpressCare clinics can avail of services on a fee-for-service basis, or those with Laya or Irish Life Health insurance are covered.
Affidea has been offering healthcare services to people around Ireland for over 10 years through the acquisition of MRI Ireland. They currently operate 10 state-of-the-art diagnostic centres across the country.
They also work in partnership with hospitals to provide MRI services in Sligo General Hospital and the Ulster Independent Clinic in Belfast.
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— Affidea Ireland (@AffideaIreland) May 8, 2018