About Affidea

Company History

Affidea Ireland is part of the Affidea Group, which is the largest and most successful pan-European medical service provider specialising in diagnostic investigation, clinical laboratories and cancer treatment services.

  • Affidea entered the Irish market in 2007 through the acquisition of MRI Ireland.
  • Affidea Ireland operates ten state-of-the-art diagnostic centres – four in Dublin (Dundrum, Northwood, Meath Primary Care and a new flagship clinic in Tallaght); one in Cork city with ultrasound services in Mallow Primary Care Centre; and centres in Waterford, Kilkenny, Naas, Letterkenny and Northern MRI in Belfast.
  • We also work in partnership with hospitals to provide MRI services in Sligo General Hospital and the Ulster Independent Clinic in Belfast.
  • Additionally, last year Affidea ExpressCare officially launched as part of Affidea’s outpatient strategy to provide outstanding patient alternatives for minor injuries and minor illnesses, which should not need to take place in a traditional, highly pressurised hospital setting.
  • Affidea ExpressCare provides patients with an alternative to busy Emergency Departments, combined with the added benefit of the full suite of Affidea diagnostic medical imaging, all within the same clinic. This significantly benefits the health system, freeing up capacity for those most in need of care.
  • ExpressCare in The Elysian in Cork and Tallaght Cross East in Dublin provide access to outstanding healthcare, without an appointment, from 10am to 10pm, 365 days per year. A third ExpressCare will open in our popular Northwood Clinic this year.
  • Affidea ExpressCare is committed to providing an efficient service, including seeing patients within a one-hour turnaround time and children over one-year of age can attend.
  • ExpressCare operates independently, as is the case with Affidea Diagnostics, providing services to all patients who attend on a fee-for-service basis or, alternatively for patients with Private Health Insurance with Laya Healthcare and Irish Life Health, Affidea ExpressCare is a covered benefit.
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Core Values

In 2015, Euromedic Ireland re-branded to Affidea. Our new name reflects the core values with which we work, and represent the foundation on which the Affidea Group has grown to become Europe’s largest and most trusted provider of diagnostic imaging and outpatient services. They are the same values on which affidea will continue to grow and evolve:

Affinity with doctors and patients.

Trust and fidelity in everything we do.

Constant progress through ideas and innovation.

There is nothing more important than health.
That’s why people need health professionals who know what they’re doing
and, perhaps more importantly, who care about what they do.

Patients trust and rely on their doctors.
Doctors trust and rely on us.
We cannot betray this.
Ever.

Technology is doing more for health today than it has ever done before.
And technology will do even more for health tomorrow.
We strive to provide the best technology – today and tomorrow.

We seek the best medical professionals. We develop them.
And we establish the highest standards and procedures to ensure that we use technology safely, effectively and efficiently.

We exchange best practice through our extensive global network and affiliations.
We want to be the best at what we do.
Always.

We care about how patients feel.
That’s why we make every visit as comfortable as we can.

Patients deserve to know what we do, how we do it, and, most importantly why we do it.
We share our knowledge.

We are passionate about health.
And compassionate towards people.
Because nothing is more important than health.

Quality Statement

JCI Accredited

Affidea Ireland works with the best qualified medical and technical professionals to maintain our commitment to the provision of a personalised service and patient well-being. In 2010, Affidea’s clinics became the first diagnostic imaging centres worldwide to receive the Standard in Ambulatory Care from the Joint Commission International. The JCI is an international body that regulates quality in ambulatory care throughout hospitals worldwide.  The accreditation was awarded to Euromedic Ireland in recognition of our commitment to excellence in patient care and quality following an extensive survey of our procedures, policies and services.

Patient Charter

  • We will be punctual and conduct scans at the scheduled time where appointments have been made.
  • Our team will be welcoming and respect your rights to be treated with dignity and respect your beliefs and values.
  • We offer our services to you without regards of colour, sex, age, disability, medical condition, marital status, national or ethnic origin, religion or source of payment. We will also endeavour to ensure that our centres are accessible for people with disabili-ties and others with specific needs.
  • Our team will be efficient at all times.
  • Our team will always act with your safety and comfort in mind and will encourage your participation by providing appropriate information regarding any of your con-cerns.
  • We will provide comfortable facilities for waiting and will make sure that our facili-ties meet health and safety standards.
  • You have the right to refuse our service but should return to your GP or consultant to discuss the implications of this decision.
  • You have the right to every consideration of your privacy concerning your care, in-cluding sources of payment and treatment. All communications and records relating to your care will be treated as confidential by Affidea Ireland staff. Examinations will be conducted discreetly and handled confidentially, giving reasonable visual and auditory privacy where possible.
  • You have the right to have your medical records read only by individuals involved directly in your care, by individuals monitoring quality or by individuals authorised by law or regulation.
  • Affidea Ireland commit to handling complaints objectively, compassionately and promptly.
Your responsibilities:
  • Answer Questions Fully
    You or your designated representative have the responsibility to read and familiarise yourselves with the information leaflets and to complete safety questionnaires accurately for your own safety.
  • Co-operate and communicate with providers
    You have the responsibility to participate in and to request further information concerning anything you do not understand.
  • Respect and consideration
    You have a responsibility to respect the rights, privacy and confidentiality of other patients. You have a responsibility to notify your provider as soon as possible if you must be late or cancel a scheduled appointment.
  • Financial Obligations
    You have the responsibility for the costs of your visit. You are responsible for assuring the financial obligations of your care are fulfilled. You have a responsibility to ad-here to the guidelines of your insurance coverage regarding referral policies.
Comfort
The foundation upon which Affidea has been built is trust. Both doctors and patients know that we strive to provide the best standard of care, delivered by the best professionals with the most modern technologies. Patients trust and rely on doctors. Doctors trust and rely on us.
 
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Network
What’s Affidea’s secret to transforming the standards of healthcare service provision? Our people. Healthcare professionals that know what they are doing and care about what they do. They make us who we are today. And who we want to be tomorrow.
 
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Sharing
We implement the highest standards and procedures to ensure safety. Affidea is committed to becoming the first European diagnostic provider to shape a new paradigm in patient safety by introducing a company wide Dose Excellence Programme ensuring the right balance between dose and image quality.
 
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Safety
Affidea has an extensive network of international affiliations with the world’s top medical institutions to ensure that our doctors always have immediate access to the latest medical knowledge, clinical guidelines and medical procedures in all Affidea medical centres in order to ensure the highest quality diagnostics and cancer treatment.
 
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Trust
We know that hospitality is important.  We care about how you feel and want to make each visit  to an Affidea centre as comfortable as we can.  An exceptional patient experience is ensured by delivering a personalised service in modern and comfortable service settings where you feel safe and confident that you are receiving the highest quality medical care.
 
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Technology
We develop and exchange best practice. Patients deserve to know what we do, how we do it and why we do it. The continuous improvement of all Affidea care delivery processes is achieved by capitalising on the company’s extensive experience in 14 European countries and an organised effort to share best practice to improve patient safety and patient experience.
 
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People
Technology has done more for health today than it has ever done and will do even more in the future. Affidea is committed to operating a best in class medical equipment base and maintain it’s long standing relations with major equipment producers to ensure our patients will always have access to the latest, most innovative and effective technology.
 
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AFFIDEA CONNECT

We are delighted to announce the launch of our New Affidea Connect Patient App! Effective August 1st 2019, patients will receive by default their images through the free Affidea Connect Patient App & Portal. Click below to find out how patients can now take control over their health management and share their images with their GP & Consultants. Please note that any patient requiring a CD will incur a charge of €20.

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