later this year as part of an ongoing €25 million investment plan.
The Naas facility will be the company’s fourth ExpressCare clinic in the country. It recently announced the opening of a location at Northwood in Santry, and operates existing branches in Tallaght and Cork.
Affidea’s ExpressCare clinics treat minor injuries and illnesses like fractures and sprains, animal bites, infections and rashes. The company also provides medical scanning centres in 12 locations on the island of Ireland.
Headquartered in the Netherlands, Affidea operates over 250 clinics in 16 countries and markets the ExpressCare clinics and diagnostics services as a quicker alternative to often crowded accident and emergency rooms in hospitals.
A lot of people who go into A&E for minor injuries don’t need to be there. They’re only going there because they need to get an X-ray or get stitched up, Affidea Ireland CEO Barry Downes told Fora.
What we’re providing here is immediate, walk-in diagnostics. You can see a doctor, get X-rayed or get your splint put on … We’ve set up all these existing pathways to ensure that we’re compressing the timeline for the full treatment of care.
Last year, Affidea treated just over 200,000 patients in Ireland, which Downes expects to grow this year with the opening of the Naas and Santry ExpressCare clinics.
As well as providing scanning centres and walk-in clinics, the company operates laboratories and cancer care facilities at a European level. It also provides data sets to artificial intelligence developers and equipment manufacturers such as General Electric and Siemens.
Downes said the company has “very ambitious growth plans” for the Irish market, although he’s keeping his cards to close to his chest when it comes to divulging new ExpressCare or scanning centre locations.
We’re constantly looking at future avenues for growth … Access to diagnostics is badly needed in a lot of areas across the country.
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Medical services giant Affidea is opening its fourth walk-in ExpressCare clinic in Kildare as part of an ongoing €25 million investment plan https://t.co/CImpeULR6X
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Affidea, Europe’s largest medical services provider, invests €1.5M in #northDublin #ExpressCare clinic: https://t.co/sXepfJaRqc Open to everyone in #Northwood #Santry in May to treat minor injuries or illnesses that don’t require a hospital visit @LayaHealthcare @irishlifehealth pic.twitter.com/2AxULNE5Vp
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