Affidea launches a new ExpressCare 'walk-in' clinic in Ireland

  • ExpressCare in Tallaght, located south of Dublin, will have a consultant led medical team and is designed to significantly relieve the burden on busy Dublin hospital A&E departments.
  • It is the second ExpressCare Clinic to open this year – the other clinic is in Cork – and is part of a more than €20 million investment by Affidea in the Irish healthcare sector over the past three years.
  • This investment in Ireland is part of Affidea’s wider European and global expansion plans in the outpatient sector, adding nearly 80 new centres to its network in the last 12 months.

Amsterdam, July 12th: Affidea Group, the leading European provider of diagnostic imaging, outpatient and cancer care services, announces the opening of a new ExpressCare Clinic in Tallaght in Dublin for minor injuries and minor illnesses, after an investment of €2 million. This is the second Affidea ExpressCare Clinic to open in Ireland this year, with the other clinic operating in Cork, and this adds to its network of 246 centres across 16 countries.

The current investment into a new outpatient clinic for minor injuries and minor illnesses is part of an overall €20 million investment by the company in the Irish healthcare sector in the last three years. Affidea Ireland has created over 130 new jobs on the Irish healthcare market in the last 3 years and the opening of the centre will involve the creation of 10 new positions, with more to come as activity at the facility increases.

Welcoming the unveiling of the new Affidea ExpressCare Clinic and speaking about Affidea’s ambitious expansion strategy, Giuseppe Recchi, CEO of the Affidea Group said:

"This is an important investment for Affidea and is part of our ambitious expansion plan into the outpatient sector, strengthening our position in the existing markets, by adding new medical capabilities which can allow us deliver a coordinated care for patients. The first ExpressCare centre in Cork has been a success and this clinic will significantly benefit the Irish healthcare sector by relieving the burden placed on Irish hospitals by large numbers presenting unnecessarily in A&E departments across the country."

"Affidea’s investment into a new ExpressCare centre is part of our wider strategy to expand our portfolio of services, complementing our leading network of diagnostic and medical imaging services. We have added around 80 centres to our network within the last 12 months alone and our ambition is for Affidea to become the premier digital healthcare provider with the most extensive network of medical centres, powered by AI. The opening of our new centre in Tallaght is an important step in this journey and one which will benefit patients, PHIs and National Health Systems".

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Promising fast turnaround times, Affidea ExpressCare in Tallaght is now open from 10am to 10pm, 365 days a year. Children over the age of one can also attend the facility, so that parents don’t have to attend a busy hospital emergency department with an injured child. The centre provides services to all patients who attend on a fee for service basis, irrespective of private health insurance status. Affidea ExpressCare is a covered benefit for health insurance providers Laya Healthcare and Irish Life Health.

In addition to the two Affidea ExpressCare Clinics in Dublin and Cork, Affidea Ireland also operates ten state-of-the-art diagnostic centres and two managed hospital services that provide MRI, CT, Ultrasound, X-Ray and DEXA scan facilities across a national footprint.

The company has been present in Ireland since 2017 and employs over 300 professionals in the country. Affidea Ireland treated 170,000 patients at its centres across Ireland in 2017 and expects to exceed this figure in 2018.

The 10 Affidea diagnostic centres are located in Dublin - Dundrum, Northwood, Meath Primary Care and a new flagship clinic in Tallaght – Waterford, Kilkenny, Naas, Letterkenny, Northern MRI in Belfast and Cork city, with ultrasound services in Mallow Primary Care Centre. The company also works in partnership with hospitals to provide MRI services in Sligo General Hospital and the Ulster Independent Clinic in Belfast.