Affidea Acquires the Vista Centre in Ireland

2015.05.14

 

 

Affidea's operations in Ireland (yet to rebrand) have successfully completed the acquisition of the business of Vista Medical Imaging Naas Co. Kildare. With the acquisition of the business of Vista Medical Imaging, Affidea has further strengthened its No 1 position for private diagnostic scanning in the Irish market.

Affidea Ireland is focused on servicing the needs of GPs and their patients and is used by over 90% of GPs in Ireland. Located in Naas town in the Vista Primary Care Campus, the Vista centre employs over 15 people, including medical and administrative staff. The centre offers CT, MRI, Ultrasound and X-ray to over 600 GPs and a potential 500,000 patients in the Kildare and Leinster region. Scans will be performed by highly qualified radiographers and reports will be issued within 48 hours of the scan taking place by RCSI accredited radiologists based in Ireland.  

Tom Finn CEO of Affidea Ireland (locally still known as Euromedic) says, “With the acquisition of Vista Medical Imaging we have further strengthened our No. 1 position in Private Diagnostic services in Ireland. The acquisition is part of a wider expansion plan with further stages in the second half of this year and into 2016. Vista Medical Imaging has a strong professional reputation locally and is well known for using state-of-the-art technology. Affidea will apply the highest level of standards and reliability to satisfy the needs of both patients and referrers. I would like to welcome all of the Vista Medical Imaging staff to Affidea.”  

Affidea Ireland - Key Figures

Affidea Ireland (as yet known locally as Euromedic) is used by over 90% of GPs in Ireland

Affidea operations established in Ireland in 2007

Market leader

Purchase of Vista brings total investment in Ireland to €55m to date

Vista Centre

Serves catchment area of 500,000

Currently employs 15 people

Up to 36 scans per day

MRI machine is one of only three wide bore machines in the country to accommodate claustrophobic and obese patients