Affidea expands in Ireland and opens the 3rd ExpressCare clinic

Affidea continues its expansion plans and announces the opening of the third ExpressCare clinic in Ireland to provide high quality treatment for patients with minor injuries and minor illnesses, while offering in the same time access to our state-of-the-art suite of advanced diagnostic imaging. 

The new facility is located in Northwood, Santry, Dublin and will open to the public in the coming weeks. 

Affidea already employs more than 300 professionals across Ireland and 10 new positions will be created at the Northwood clinic, with more expected to come on stream as the business grows.

ExpressCare clinics by Affidea are ‘walk in’ facilities that treat minor injuries and minor illnesses that don’t require a hospital visit. 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. All ExpressCare Clinics are open from 10am to 10pm, 365 days a year. The business already operates an ExpressCare Clinic in Tallaght and one at The Elysian in Cork. 

Giuseppe Recchi, Affidea CEO, stated: “The opening of the third ExpressCare clinic in Ireland is part of our wider strategy to expand our portfolio of services, complementing our leading network of diagnostic and medical imaging services, and in the same time, it allows us to strengthen our position in the existing markets. This new investment adds up to the impressive expansion of our network in Europe. We have a long track record in growth - only in the last 5 years we have doubled the number of centres from 120 to 240 centres, through acquisitions or greenfield projects, and we have ambitious plans to consolidate this”.

Barry Downes, Country Manager of Affidea Ireland, added: “Our ExpressCare Clinics are designed to benefit the Irish healthcare sector by relieving the burden placed on Irish hospitals by large numbers presenting unnecessarily in hospital A&E departments across the country. Our first ExpressCare Clinic opened in Cork end of 2017 and has been a huge success. Similarly, our ExpressCare Clinic in Tallaght, which opened just last year, has seen patients across Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow, Meath and Louth accessing the service. We’re now delighted to offer these patients even more convenience by opening a similar facility on the north side of the capital.”

Affidea ExpressCare provides services to all patients who attend on a fee for service basis, and it’s a covered benefit for health insurance providers Laya Healthcare and Irish Life Health. 

To tie in with the opening of the new ExpressCare Clinic in Northwood, Dublin, Affidea has also unveiled an advertising campaign encouraging consumers to consider why they should put up with the long waiting times associated with a busy hospital A&E when they can instead attend an ExpressCare Clinic by Affidea and access excellent medical practitioners delivering quality care in a modern stress-free environment.

The campaign features images of adults and children in considerable pain, accompanied by the wording ‘When waiting in A & E is unthinkable’. Zoning in on the fact that Affidea prides itself as a patient focused healthcare provider, the executions also feature the tagline ‘Be Seen As A Priority’ to highlight the fact that patients with a minor injury or illness who attend Expresscare Clinics by Affidea are seen by a doctor quickly.

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