ExpressCare by Affidea supports Leinster Schools Senior Cup games on Free Sports TV

ExpressCare by Affidea Minor Injuries & Illnesses Walk-In Clinics in Dublin and Cork are proud to sponsor the Leinster Schools Senior Cup games on Free Sports TV.

Here are the games remaining in the pool stages:

  1. Belvedere College vs Newbridge College – 1st Repeat on Wednesday, February 20 at 7pm 
  2. Clongowes Wood College vs CBC Monkstown – 1st Repeat on Friday, February 15 at 10.30pm 
  3. Blackrock College vs St. Michael’s College – Monday, February 25 at 2.55pm – Repeats TBC

Promising fast turnaround times, ExpressCare in Tallaght is open from 10am to 10pm, 365 days a year, with another opening in Affidea’s popular Northwood clinic in Santry, North Dublin, in early summer. The first ExpressCare clinic officially opened in The Elysian in Cork last year.

ExpressCare’s consultant-led medical teams care for minor injuries and illnesses such as fractures and sprains, cuts requiring stitches, sports and DIY injuries, minor burns and scalds, eye and ear injuries, insect and animal bites, infections and rashes. Children over the age of one can also attend the facility, meaning parents don’t have to attend a busy hospital emergency department with an injured child.

ExpressCare provides services to all patients who attend on a fee for service basis, irrespective of private health insurance status. ExpressCare is a covered benefit for health insurance providers Laya Healthcare and Irish Life Health, while VHI members can attend and submit their medical expenses for reimbursement.

Country Manager Barry Downes said of the deal: “Affidea as a company is a huge supporter of sports in Ireland, sponsoring many main events, clubs and teams, whose players highly recommend our services as they’ll get seen to quickly and without fuss, instead of waiting for hours in a busy and stressful A&E.”

“ExpressCare significantly benefits the Irish healthcare sector by relieving the burden placed on Irish hospitals by large numbers presenting unnecessarily in emergency departments. Last year, we treated a lot of sporting injuries – I myself have spent many hours in both Naas and Tallaght Hospital after matches waiting to be stitched up or have an x-ray taken.”

For people engaging in sport, there was previously no alternative locally for such injuries. The fact is that such injuries do not need to be treated in a hospital setting. They can be easily treated in our minor injury units.

“A hospital A&E department needs to deal with emergency cases and sicker people. In Ireland, we clog up our hospitals as people have no alternative. This is no reflection on the extremely hard-working staff in our hospitals – they are simply under-resourced and cannot deal with minor injuries in a timely manner due to more urgent medical cases.”

“About 40% of our footfall in Tallaght to date has been the treatment of children, we treat children over 1 years of age and we have received fantastic feedback from parents who have used our services.”

Earlier this year, we had a father come in with his young son who fell off a trampoline – he had just spent over 10 hours waiting in an A&E department for a suspected broken finger. By chance, he heard our radio ad while in A&E and brought his son to ExpressCare. We had the patient registered, examined, x-rayed and treated in 55 minutes, with a follow-up appointment for one of our orthopaedic surgeons prior to leaving the clinic. Most of our patients are discharged in under an hour.

“We launched our first ExpressCare clinic in Cork a year ago, we then opened ExpressCare Tallaght last summer and we are thrilled to announce we are commencing construction on our third ExpressCare clinic in Santry, North Dublin.”

“In total, we have invested over €25 million in Irish healthcare in just three years. We will continue to invest in Irish healthcare and have plans for further clinics. Our objective is to make access to healthcare as stress-free as possible – no appointment required, ample parking, modern and comfortable clinical setting with short waiting times and a positive patient experience.”

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