TEN jobs are to be created in a new medical scanning facility at Scally Place, off Pearse Road in Letterkenny, at a cost of €2 million.
Affidea, Ireland’s leading independent diagnostic imaging provider, formerly known as Euromedic, today announced its plans to open this June to serve the people of Donegal and surrounding areas.
Patients who want to arrange a private scan currently face a two hour drive to Sligo.
Construction work has already started at the clinic, which will include a multi-modality scanning centre. It will serve as a primary care diagnostic scanning facility, offering MRI, Ultrasound and X-ray.
Affidea Letterkenny will be equipped with state of the art technology including the High Specification Philips Ingenia Wide Bore MRI Scanner, providing the highest quality scans and a much improved patient experience, particularly for patients who experience claustrophobia or those who find it difficult to tolerate the noise of older scanners.
Tom Finn, CEO of Affidea, said it is a landmark in a primary healthcare evolution for Donegal and the North West.
“The Letterkenny clinic will serve to ensure local patients have greater accessibility to medical scans, quickly, professionally and to the highest of standards. The new clinic will ensure patients can receive the timely attention they need in a primary care environment, rather than hospital based setting. Affidea currently offers an ultrasound service in conjunction with the HSE from the same building and from June will offer an expanded and seamless service to public and private patients”.