Former international rugby player and dad of twins, Affidea Business Development Manager David Corkery knows all too well that the first 12 hours after your child suffers an injury or illness are the most critical in getting your kids back on their feet as quickly as possible.
“Many of the injuries that parents present with in hospital are often triaged as a Class 4 or 5 injury, so it’s not uncommon to wait 6 to 7 hours to have a broken finger reset, for example, especially as Ireland has the longest average waiting times in Europe for A&E treatment. This isn’t helped by the flu epidemic and our GPs being overburdened.
Another reason so many parents feel they’ve nowhere else to go but busy emergency departments is because they think it’s the only way to access diagnostics, but we can offer rapid access with reports back to your GP within days.”
Affidea ExpressCare treats a huge range of ailments from fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains to minor head and chest injuries, minor burns and scalds, fever and infections.
ExpressCare offers patients the complete journey for their injury and has on-site consultant clinics, in disciplines such as orthopaedics and plastic surgery, offering weekly clinics to follow up on any more serious injuries.
ExpressCare also offers allied disciplines such as physiotherapy and hand clinics when the need develops; even further reducing the time it takes to get back to health.
“Time is always of the essence, so we are delighted to offer everyone fast and direct treatments to aid them or their child in their recovery. As our saying goes – why wait when you can come to us, get seen to quickly, then recover in the comfort of your own home? It’s a no-brainer. Just drop in.”