ExpressCare facilities launched by Affidea in Dublin and Cork

As part of its continued growth in Ireland through patient-centred diagnostic and imaging clinics, Affidea has announced plans to open two new ExpressCare facilities in Dublin and Cork. The clinics will be located at Tallaght Cross East in Dublin, opening early 2018, and at the Elysian Building in Cork, opening on the 28th December, 2017. Affidea ExpressCare provides an alternative service to conventional hospital Emergency Departments for patients with a range of minor injuries and minor illnesses.

The ExpressCare clinics represent another multi-million investment by Affidea in the Irish health system.

Affidea ExpressCare is part of the company’s outpatient strategy – to provide outstanding patient alternatives for minor injuries and minor illnesses, which should not need to take place in a traditional, highly pressurised hospital setting. Patients are often referred to hospitals only because of difficulty in accessing diagnostic services. Affidea’s new service will provide patients with an alternative to busy Emergency Departments, combined with the added benefit of the suite of Affidea medical imaging, all within the same clinic. This will significantly benefit the health system in Dublin and Cork, freeing up capacity for those most in need of care.

CEO Tom Finn said: “I am delighted to introduce Affidea ExpressCare to Cork and Dublin, with other clinics opening nationwide. Patients with minor injuries and minor illnesses will now have access to an excellent alternative to the crowded Emergency Department setting. The new clinics will ensure patients get professional and efficient care of the highest standards, with full access to Affidea’s diagnostic services.”

Affidea ExpressCare will be a Consultant-led service providing access to healthcare for patients with minor injuries and minor illnesses, who will also be provided with access to Affidea diagnostic services. The new service has been designed to deliver the optimum patient experience in state-of-the-art centres within, or adjacent to, existing Affidea Diagnostic Clinics. Patients will benefit from access to outstanding healthcare, without an appointment, from 10am to 10pm, 365 days per year. Affidea is committed to providing an efficient and effective service, including treating patients within a one-hour turnaround time. Affidea ExpressCare will also treat children over 1 years old.

Affidea ExpressCare, as is the case with Affidea Diagnostics, will operate independently; providing services to all patients who attend on a fee-for-service basis, irrespective of private health insurance status. Health insurance providers LAYA and Irish Life Health have also confirmed that Affidea ExpressCare is a covered benefit.

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.
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