20 roles created as Affidea opens new clinic in Charlestown, North Dublin, with capacity for 30,000 patients per annum across a range of diagnostic and out-patient services

  • Affidea Charlestown state-of-the-art medical facility will facilitate faster access to diagnostic services such as MRI, X-Ray and Ultrasound scans, reducing pressure on the Irish healthcare system


  • With 450 employees providing services to over 300,000 patients nationwide, new facility accelerates Affidea’s ambition to become one of the leading healthcare providers on the island of Ireland



Affidea, one of Ireland’s leading providers of diagnostic imaging, out-of-hospital services and day case surgery on the island of Ireland with 19 clinical facilities, has today officially opened a new diagnostics clinic in Charlestown, North Dublin. The purpose-built centre hosts two new advanced MRI systems as well as X-ray, Ultrasound services and treatment rooms all under one roof to serve the North Dublin community and surrounding areas.


The opening of the new clinic is part of Affidea’s recently announced multi-million investment in a range of healthcare facilities and services nationwide. As a result, the company now employs over 450 professionals who provide medical services to over 300,000 patients across Ireland annually.


Operating seven days a week, Affidea Charlestown, which employs over 20 staff, provides patients with access to Affidea’s full suite of state-of-the-art diagnostic services and a highly experienced team of radiographers, consultant radiologists and specialist medical consultants. With a capacity for over 30,000 patients a year in a primary care out of hospital environment, this additional capacity will reduce patients wait time for diagnostic imaging in a comfortable and modern setting.


Affidea Charlestown is located in a two storey 5,400 sq.ft facility in the Charlestown Shopping Centre, just two minutes’ drive from Junction 5 off the M50. The location has over 1,000 car parking spaces and is easily accessed by a number of bus routes throughout Dublin.


In addition to opening the new clinic in Charlestown, over the last 12 months Affidea has also installed eight new MRI machines nationwide, enabling Affidea to conduct 70,000 additional MRI scans per year. With new MRIs deployed in Mallow, Drogheda, Limerick and Athlone, patients in these areas are now experiencing faster access to much needed diagnostic imaging.


Barry Downes, CEO of Affidea Ireland, said: “We are delighted to officially open Affidea’s latest clinic in Charlestown, Dublin. The purpose-built centre will provide access to Affidea’s full suite of diagnostic services for the local and wider community, with a full team of skilled radiographers and medical specialists on hand. The opening of the medical facility reaffirms Affidea’s ongoing commitment to enhance access to high-quality, patient-centred healthcare for both the public and private markets across the island of Ireland, and aligns with our strategic vision to broaden our clinical services portfolio and cater to the needs of local areas. The advanced technology in Affidea Charlestown will greatly improve patient experience.”

Affidea Ireland, established in 2007, is part of the European Group, Affidea, which has 360 medical centres across 16 countries. In Ireland, Affidea facilities are located in Dublin – Charlestown, Dundrum, Northwood, Meath Primary Care and Tallaght – Drogheda, Naas, Waterford, Kilkenny, Limerick, Cork city, Mallow, Athlone, Letterkenny, Belfast and Sligo.


Affidea also operates walk-in ExpressCare Clinics that treat minor injuries and illnesses that don’t require a hospital visit. Available in Northwood in Santry, Tallaght and Cork, they offer fast turnaround times without an appointment for fractures and sprains, lacerations requiring stitches, sports and DIY injuries, minor burns and scalds, eye and ear injuries, insect and animal bites, infections and rashes. 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.