Laya Healthcare yesterday announced a major multi-million-euro plan to create a nationwide network of Health and Wellbeing Clinics in Ireland, creating 80 new jobs across different regions.
The first Laya Health and Wellbeing Clinic will open in Cherrywood in Dublin in December, with a Galway Clinic due to open in January 2020, followed by Limerick next summer. Two more Clinics will open by 2022 with locations to be confirmed.
Eighty new jobs will be created in phases with 45 new jobs created in the initial roll-out of three Clinics in Briarhill in Galway, Cherrywood in Dublin and Limerick in the coming months. A further 35 new jobs will be created with the addition of two more Clinics by 2022.
The new Laya Health and Wellbeing Clinics will open from 10am – 10pm, 365 days a year and will offer services including walk-in urgent care for the treatment of minor illnesses and injuries for patients as young as 12 months+, alongside a breadth of Wellbeing services that are focused on health promotion, health protection and disease prevention.
Health and Wellbeing services will be phased-in over time. In addition to urgent care, services will include the delivery of minor surgical procedures and treatments, specialist Consultant outpatient services, vaccinations and flu management services, face-to-face Counselling services (by appointment), Chronic Disease Management and Homecare support services including IV and infusion services.
Speaking at the launch of its new network of Laya Health and Wellbeing clinics, Managing Director of laya healthcare, Dónal Clancy said, "Ensuring our members can access healthcare at the lowest level of complexity that promotes the best medical outcome for their needs is the reason why we’re creating our own nationwide network of Laya Health and Wellbeing Clinics. In the short-term, we expect our Laya Health and Wellbeing Clinics will quickly relieve some of the pressure in acute hospital settings and allow people to be seen more quickly 365 days a year."
He added, "While providing urgent care is a key offering, our Clinics will be equally focused on the areas of preventative health and wellbeing, with screening services and experts in place to focus on health promotion, health protection and disease prevention that support our members’ physical and mental wellbeing. Right now, there is no other single destination you can go to that will look after your urgent care needs alongside your wellbeing needs, so our Clinics will break new ground in this regard."