CORK CITY CENTRE: Affidea open competitor to VHI Swiftcare Clinic

19 February 2018
By Mary Bermingham
mary@TheCork.ie

Affidea today officially opened its first ExpressCare clinic in Ireland in the Elysian building in Cork City to serve the people of Cork and surrounding areas. An Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Mr Simon Coveney TD, attended the opening of Affidea’s new state-of-the-art clinic.

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Mr Simon Coveney TD, attended the opening of Affidea’s new state-of- the-art clinic with: Emir Aslan Ozler, VP Affidea Group, Richard Smith, Group Chairman, Barry Downes, Country Mgr. Affidea
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Affidea’s new ExpressCare clinic in Cork will provide high quality treatment for patients with minor injuries and illnesses, offering an alternative to a traditional, highly pressurised hospital setting. The ExpressCare facility provides access to outstanding healthcare, without an appointment, from 10am to 10pm, 365 days per year. Affidea ExpressCare is committed to providing an efficient and effective service, including seeing patients within a one-hour turnaround time.

Richard Smith, Chairman of Affidea Board, said: “The opening of ExpressCare in Ireland is another milestone in the growth of Affidea’s network. Affidea is committed to the expansion of our high-quality outpatient services, and in the last year alone has added 67 new centres to its network across Europe. Our promise is affordable and excellent care with proven medical outcomes delivered using the best digital and medical technologies. Affidea’s clinical excellence has contributed to us receiving many international awards from across the medical and academic communities and has made us a preferred provider for private health insurers. We offer an enhanced service to our patients, playing our part in creating a healthier society, and we are proud to be here today opening ExpressCare in Cork”.

Tanaiste Simon Coveney is optically examined by Staff Nurse Leah Walsh as the New ExpressCare Clinic is opened by An Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Mr Simon Coveney TD
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An Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Mr Simon Coveney TD at the opening
Pic Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

An Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Mr Simon Coveney TD, said: “I welcome the opening of the first Affidea ExpressCare clinic in Ireland and believe this will be of significant benefit to the people of Cork offering high quality care for the treatment of minor injuries and illnesses. The opening of this new clinic will have a positive impact on the overcrowding being experienced in Emergency Departments in Cork City and I very much welcome this initiative.”

Barry Downes, Country Manager, Affidea Ireland, said: “I’m delighted that the An Tanaiste opened Affidea’s new ExpressCare clinic in Cork today. Patients can now receive attention quickly, professionally and to the highest of standards in an outpatient environment, rather than a hospital-based setting. Affidea ExpressCare also provides immediate access to our suite of diagnostic services for our patients should they require them – a unique benefit. We are very proud to deliver the highest quality medical services from our staff in a timely and stress-free manner for our patients.”

Affidea ExpressCare will operate independently, providing services to all patients who attend on a fee for service basis. Health insurance providers Laya Healthcare and Irish Life Health have confirmed Affidea ExpressCare is a covered benefit.

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