Laya Health and Wellbeing Clinic in Galway opens new Diagnostic Imaging Suite with state-of-the-art MRI, X-ray and Dexa services

Expansion of services coincides with the second anniversary of the Laya Health and Wellbeing Clinic in Galway

 

- MRI, X-ray and Dexa scans are now available to patients at the Laya Health and Wellbeing Clinic in Galway – available to both laya healthcare members and non-members

- Additional services will help alleviate pressure from local hospitals and provide necessary healthcare services in the community

- Located over 3000 sq. ft. on the top level of the Briarhill Retail Complex, consultant-led care is easily accessible to members, non-members, and their families

 

(March 22, 2022, Galway); laya healthcare today announced the opening of a brand-new, fully functioning Diagnostic Imaging Suite, which will provide MRI, X-ray and Dexa scanning services at its Health and Wellbeing Clinic in Galway. 

Available to both laya healthcare members and non-members the new diagnostic imaging services are helping to meet the increasing demand for healthcare services and provide access within a community-based setting. The additional services announcement also ties in with Laya Health and Wellbeing Clinic in Galway marking its second anniversary, which has seen over 8,000 people use the Clinic’s services since opening (1,000 of which were non-members), with footfall increasing by 58% year-on-year. 

With an easy referral pathway, the new addition to the diagnostic imaging services adds to the Health and Wellbeing Clinic’s existing portfolio of advanced services, which includes urgent care with treatment typically within one hour as well as Heartbeat cardiac screenings for members over the age of 12. It also makes access to healthcare experts for laya members and the general public, much easier and quicker. 

Speaking about the introduction of MRI services as part of the Clinic’s diagnostic imaging services, John McCall, Director of Claims and Provider Relations with laya healthcare, said: “The Laya Health and Wellbeing Clinic in Galway has been open for two years and has made a significant impact on the delivery of healthcare in the community. Our aim is always to put the member first and ensure they get the best care in the most appropriate setting. We are receiving great feedback from our members with high satisfaction scores and are proud to be announcing the availability of MRI services, alongside other diagnostic and screening services, such as X-ray and Dexa, delivered in partnership with Alliance Medical and our HeartBeat cardiac screening. We aim to provide a holistic member experience based on quality care and convenience and through our clinics we are delivering on this promise.” 

There are currently three Laya Health and Wellbeing Clinics open across Ireland – Cherrywood, Dublin; Limerick; and Galway. By 2023, laya healthcare plans to have a network of five Clinics offering urgent care, wellbeing, and advanced healthcare services to patients nationwide. Since the first Clinic opened, over 52,000 people – of whom 15% were non laya healthcare members – have been seen across the network of three Clinics. 

The Laya Health and Wellbeing Clinics are open 365 days a year from 10am to 10pm providing urgent care services within one hour for adults and children as young as 12 months. Video consultations for minor illnesses are also available. 

For more information see layahealthcare.ie 

 

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Notes to editors

Figures and findings from patient utilisation data.

About laya healthcare

Laya healthcare members can avail of some of the most innovative health insurance benefits and services in the Irish health insurance market along with life insurance (layalife.ie) and travel insurance (layatravelinsurance.ie). Its brand promise, Looking After You Always, represents laya healthcare’s member-centric approach, which is fundamental to its vision and values.

Laya healthcare is proudly part of AIG, one of the leading global insurance organisations in the world. Building on 100 years of experience AIG now serves customers in more than 80 countries and jurisdictions. With their experienced team and innovative insurance solutions, along with AIG’s financial backing, global expertise and long-term commitment to Ireland, laya healthcare expect to go from strength to strength, widening their offering and bringing value and innovation to Ireland’s insurance market. Health Insurance provided by Elips Insurance Limited (Inc. Liechtenstein) trading as Laya Healthcare. Laya Healthcare Limited, trading as Laya Healthcare and Laya Life, is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. Life Insurance provided by IptiQ Life S.A. (Inc. Luxembourg). Travel insurance is provided by AIG Europe S.A. (Ireland Branch).