Express care clinic offers alternative to A & E departments

‘There is nothing more important than health’- Affidea prides itself on treating their patients in a one hour turnaround time.
Express care clinic offers alternative to A & E departments

David Corkery, Business development manager with Affidea / Expresscare Ireland.

Having been forced to retire from professional rugby due to injury, former Munster and Irish international David Corkery now finds himself driving business development in Irelands leading diagnostic imaging company.

The Affidea Express Care clinics offer an alternative to busy emergency departments and provide high-quality care for patients with minor injuries and illnesses, with no appointment is required.

Open 365 days a year and from open 10 am to 8 pm, Affidea Clinics treat patients within a one-hour turnaround time, freeing up your time as well as significant benefits the health system, freeing up capacity for those most in need of care, "I can only imagine how long the waiting lists would be if we weren't in situ," said Affidea’s business development manager, David Corkery.

“Busy emergency departments are overcrowded and you could be waiting there twelve to fourteen hours- our turnaround time is in and around an hour. We're a mini A & E department."

Treatments offered by the Affidea Express Care Clinics include upper and lower limb injuries, minor head injuries, wounds and infections, chest injuries, and miscellaneous treatment.

If a certain method of care can’t be carried out by the Affidea “We still look after them, make them comfortable and call the ambulance. It’s a duty of care that our doctors have and they fulfill that very well." 

Affidea Ireland provides access to medical scans throughout the country including Dublin, Cork, Belfast, Kilkenny, Sligo, and Naas.
Affidea Ireland provides access to medical scans throughout the country including Dublin, Cork, Belfast, Kilkenny, Sligo, and Naas.

Diagnostics

With up to 40,000 scans being carried out every year in their Cork clinic alone it’s clear what the Affidea is all about, “nothing is more important than health, there's no truer saying that that.” 

Designed with busy practices in mind, GPs can easily send electronic referrals to Affidea directly from their practice management system. This significantly reduces administration time and cost, and in line with their policy of ease and convenience, a referral receipt is sent directly to the patient's file for their records.

"It's a very well run company and we're very much to the fore in modern technology and cognisant of how important that will be going forward." 

Providing a wide range of diagnostic imaging services including MRI, CT, Ultrasound, DXA, and X-ray, dependent on location, Affidea are well equipped for their patient’s needs, “in sporting terminology, timing is everything. The sooner you can get your diagnosis, the better it is so you can start your rehab.” 

Affidea Clinic, Cork
Affidea Clinic, Cork

Affidea radiographers are trained to take the best possible images using the lowest amount of radiation practicable. The equipment is regularly serviced and checked to make sure the test is safe and effective. Their radiographers explain to you the benefits and risks of the scan and any risks of being a carer or comforter. They also ensure that you will not have any radiation in your body after the scan.

Why choose Expresscare 

  • Highly experienced team — Physicians provide outstanding medical care for minor injuries without an appointment instead of attending a busy hospital Emergency Department 
  • Professional care — The Affidea team aim to see all their patients within an hour 
  • Open to everyone — Children from 1 year can attend 
  • Express Care offers immediate access to Affidea’s full suite of diagnostic services – X-ray, MRI, Ultrasound & CT scans – within one clinic, dependent on location 
  • Available to all — All services are available on a fee basis or, alternatively for patients with private health insurance with Laya Healthcare & Irish Life Health, Express Care is a covered benefit, dependent on your plan 
  • Additional services — Adult & pediatric fracture clinics Special reduction for GP referrals 

Affidea is now offering a D-dimer test in their Cork Express Care Clinic. This test rules in/out a potential DVT. It is a simple test with no appointment necessary and results are given straight away. Note there is a reduction in price if you present with a GP referral. 

Giving back 

“One of our many core values is to be as diverse as possible in who we treat and with Cork being such a fantastic sporting county, we are now the first port of call for many of its social and serious athletes.

Expresscare are the main sponsors to the Rockies Hurling Club and only recently we donated a defibrillator to the Lee Rowing Club which will be made available to the public outside their club house”

David is currently also distributing medical bags to clubs, schools, and organisations that entered their draw as a small thank you to the patients that attend Affidea's service. "We're very much part of Cork now," concluded David. 

For more information contact Affidea's Cork Clinic on 021 2377000 or visit www.affidea.ie

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