Private healthcare provider Euromedic Ireland is to invest a further €1m in Ireland with the expansion of its diagnostic scanning clinic at the Elysian in Cork City, bringing its total investment in Ireland to date up to €45m.
Euromedic Ireland specialises in the provision of diagnostic imaging on an out-patients basis. It aims to increase efficiencies in diagnostic imaging by providing access to fast and professional diagnostic scans for patients, such as MRI, CT, X-ray, ultrasound and DXA.
The Cork announcement is part of the company’s wider expansion plan to increase access to diagnostic imaging services throughout Ireland in the coming months.
Apart from the Cork clinic, Euromedic Ireland operates three, state-of-the-art diagnostic clinics in Dublin. The expansion in Cork will facilitate the growth of the MRI department and the opening of a specialised Cardiac MRI service at the clinic. More than 100 people are employed by Euromedic Ireland, including medical and administration staff.
“Euromedic has expanded its services rapidly since it entered the Irish market in 2007. We estimate that there are over 10,000 people waiting for routine diagnostic scans throughout the country and our aim is provide fast access to these people by providing diagnostic services to communities nationwide,” said Colm Davitt, chief executive of Euromedic Ireland.
“Our expansion in Cork is a further indication of our commitment to ongoing investment in Ireland and to reducing waiting lists for routine diagnostic imaging throughout the country.”
The MRI suite in Euromedic Cork will now house a Siemens MAGNETOM Essenza in addition to the Siemens MAGNETOM Espree open bore MRI system already in operation there.
Commenting on the capabilities of the MRI, Denis O’Faherty, national sales manager, Siemens Healthcare, said: “The Essenza is ideal for general imaging needs. Its advanced technology eliminates the need for patient repositioning, resulting in faster scans. This will allow Euromedic to provide a faster, more effective service and offer more specialised imaging, such as cardiac scans, on the Espree system already in place.”