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.
Santa has come early to Cork @AffideaIreland #ExpressCare . Our team working around the clock to finalise in time for Christmas. Providing minor injury care to all. No appointment necessary. Opening 28th December. pic.twitter.com/4PpZNyi0OF
— Barry Downes (@DownesBarry) December 21, 2017
.@AffideaIreland @AffideaGroup first #affideaExpresscare centre at the Elysian Cork opening December 28th. Fantastic facility. @CollenConstruct @LayaHealthcare @irishlifehealth @Pfizer_Ireland #AffideaFamily #affideahealth pic.twitter.com/YKycYTMPSH
— Tom Finn (@TomFinnAffidea) December 22, 2017
Happy Holidays to our #AffideaFamily near & far, with special thanks to our awesome staff who go above & beyond throughout the year, especially those preparing to open our 1st Minor Injuries Clinic on December 28 at The Elysian in Cork #AffideaHealth pic.twitter.com/Aij3E2R0c9
— Affidea Ireland (@AffideaIreland) December 26, 2017
.@AffideaIreland and @AffideaGroup delighted to be opening #affideaexpresscare tomorrow at the Elysian to ALL patients including @irishlifehealth and @LayaHealthcare members. Welcome to our new #affideafamily team members pic.twitter.com/kPoOOFa80M
— Tom Finn (@TomFinnAffidea) December 27, 2017
#AffideaExpressCare Minor Injuries Clinic opening in The Elysian #Cork tomorrow: 10am-10pm 365 days a year with fast turnaround times, no appointment necessary & on site access to #AffideaFamily full suite of diagnostic services incl. #Xray #MRI #Ultrasound #CTscan #DXA #scans pic.twitter.com/xlMrBbH8po
— Affidea Ireland (@AffideaIreland) December 27, 2017
Congratulations and Best wishes to @AffideaIreland ahead of their grand opening of #affideaexpresscare in Cork’s Elysian Building tomorrow, December 28th. Treating minor injuries daily. pic.twitter.com/WZnvvVS6bs
— John McCall™ (@JohnMcCallJnr) December 27, 2017
.@AffideaIreland opened its first Minor injures and Minor illnesses clinic at the Elysian today. Opened from 10am to 10pm 365 Days a year. All patients welcome without any appointment. @LayaHealthcare & @irishlifehealth members covered. @AffideaGroup @affideaCMO @JohnMcCallJnr pic.twitter.com/9jrr3v51tx
— Tom Finn (@TomFinnAffidea) December 28, 2017
— CodeBlueMedical (@CodeBlueMedical) December 28, 2017
Affidea Express Care is now open in Cork. Based in the Elysian, it is open 10am-10pm, 365 days a year with no appointment required for urgent care. Laya healthcare will reimburse between 50-75% of the initial fee across many of our schemes.@AffideaIreland https://t.co/ePRvNiGuDv
— Laya Healthcare (@LayaHealthcare) December 28, 2017
#affideaexpresscare opened today in our state of the art clinic located at the Elysian. Many thanks to Dr Shane and his team for taking such great care of our first patient! pic.twitter.com/Zu603biaOZ
— Barry Downes (@DownesBarry) December 28, 2017
Affidea Express Care is opening its doors in Cork today. The clinic will open from 10am – 10pm, 365 days a year, with no appointment necessary. And the good news is, that Irish Life Health customers get a €50 discount on visits. Find out more here. #ad https://t.co/orX1hWCRrA
— Irish Life Health (@irishlifehealth) December 28, 2017
Affidea Ireland opened yesterday #AffideaExpressCare, its first Minor injuries and Minor illnesses clinic in Cork. Treating minor injuries daily, from 10.00 am to 10.00 pm, 365 days a year with no appointment required for urgent care. Congratulations to the Team! pic.twitter.com/OW15oKtImF
— Affidea (@AffideaGroup) December 29, 2017