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

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    May 10, 2019

    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.

    John Sweeney, Senior Contracts Manager, added; “We are thrilled to have successfully completed another ExpressCare unit for our esteemed client Affidea. This particular project was carried out in a live environment and would not be possible but for the cooperation of the management and staff in Northwood, along with the continued partnership we have developed with Affidea design teams and our supply chain. We congratulate Affidea on this important investment for the Irish healthcare sector and we are looking forward to expanding our working relationship into the future.”

    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.

    Muireann Feirteir, Business Development Manager


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