Fingal Dublin Chamber and Collen Construction welcome new ExpressCare walk-in clinic in Northwood

Affidea, Ireland’s leading independent provider of diagnostic imaging and outpatient services, has invested €1.5 million in the establishment of a third ExpressCare Clinic in Ireland. The new facility in Northwood, Santry, Dublin, opened this week.

ExpressCare clinics by Affidea are ‘walk in’ facilities that treat minor injuries and illnesses that don’t require a hospital visit, open from 10am-10pm, 365 days a year in Tallaght, just 200 metres from Tallaght University Hospital, and at The Elysian in Cork. This is part of an overall €25 million investment by the company in the Irish healthcare sector over the last three years.

Barry Downes, Country Manager, Affidea Ireland, said; “Through our growing ExpressCare network, patients can be seen as a priority, receiving the attention they need in an outpatient environment, with minimal waiting times. ExpressCare also provides immediate access to our full suite of diagnostic services should patients need it, all within the same clinic, which is a unique benefit. We are very proud to deliver the highest quality medical services in a timely and stress-free manner for our patients not only in north and south Dublin, but throughout Leinster and Munster.”

Anthony Cooney, CEO Fingal Dublin Chamber, commented; “I welcome the opening of ExpressCare in Santry and believe this will be of significant benefit to people all over Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow; offering affordable care without long wait times. The opening of this new clinic will have a positive impact on the overcrowding being experienced in local hospitals and I very much welcome this initiative.”

Tommy Drumm, MD of Collen Construction, said; “We are delighted to work on our seventh major project with Affidea, delivering high quality builds to the highest safety and environmental standards. Our important work in Dublin follows the success of ExpressCare in Cork, and the installation of two new MRI machines in Dundrum and another in Northwood. We commend Affidea on their investment plan for the Irish healthcare sector and wish them continued success.

Medical services giant Affidea opening fourth walk-in ExpressCare clinic in Kildare as part of an ongoing €25 million investment plan

About ExpressCare

Offering fast turnaround times without an appointment or referral, ExpressCare Clinics treat minor injuries and illnesses such as fractures and sprains, lacerations 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 are also treated, eliminating the need for a stressful visit to a hospital A&E department with an injured child. ExpressCare is open to everyone on a fee for service basis, or as a covered benefit with private health insurers Laya Healthcare and Irish Life Health.

In addition to operating three ExpressCare Clinics, Affidea also has ten state-of-the-art diagnostic centres and two managed hospital services across the country that provide MRI, CT, Ultrasound, X-Ray and DEXA scan facilities. This offers patients unrivalled access to diagnostic imaging which has previously been an issue in Irish healthcare.

Affidea operates the youngest and most modern fleet of MRI facilities within the Dublin region with an average age of less than three years, enabling it to provide high end diagnostic imaging in modern, comfortable settings. In 2018, the company provided medical services to over 200,000 people in Ireland and that number will grow further in 2019.

Affidea Ireland, which was established here in 2007, is part of the European Group, Affidea, which has 246 advanced diagnostic imaging, outpatient and cancer care centres across 16 countries. Focused on providing high quality affordable care, the company sees over 6.5 million patients per year, performs over 13 million examinations annually and works with over 8,000 professionals, of which 2,600 are medical doctors.

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.