Laya Healthcare announces new jobs for Galway as it creates a national network of Health and Wellbeing Clinics
- Laya Health & Wellbeing Clinics will create 80 new jobs in different regions
- Up to 20 new jobs for Galway
- Major Multi-Million Euro Plan aims to ‘reimagine healthcare from the ground up’
- Aim to improve affordability and access to healthcare at the lowest level of complexity
- Clinics will support reforms proposed by Sláintecare, delivering care in the community
Laya Healthcare today 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 early January 2020. This will be followed by Limerick next summer. Two more Clinics will open by 2022 with locations to be confirmed.
The new laya Health and Wellbeing Clinics will open from 10am – 10pm, 365 days a year and will offer a comprehensive breadth of 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.
Open to all
Laya Health and Wellbeing Clinics will be open and accessible to everyone, meaning that those with health insurance and those without can access the network of Clinics for their urgent care needs.
There will be special benefits for Laya Healthcare members including direct settlement payment for urgent care and face-to-face access to popular member benefits including HeartBeat cardiac screenings, Healthcoach consultations, and access to qualified Counsellors (by appointment) as part of laya healthcare’s 24/7 Mental Wellbeing Support Programme.
Speaking at the launch of its new network of Laya Health and Wellbeing clinics, Dónal Clancy, Managing Director of Laya healthcare 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. 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, social 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”, Clancy added.
New Job Creation
New jobs will be created in phases; 45 new jobs will be 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 laya Health and Wellbeing Clinics will directly support the Government’s Sláintecare strategy, which aims to deliver more non-complex healthcare in the community. This progressive shift of healthcare from acute hospital settings into integrated primary and community care settings will help people get the right care, in the right place and at the right time.
Urgent Care treatment for minor injuries and illnesses
The Laya Health and Wellbeing Clinics will be open from 10am – 10pm, 365 days a year, offering walk-in urgent care for the treatment of minor injuries and illnesses for those as young as 12months+. The Clinics will treat a range of minor fractures, dislocations and sports injuries along with a wide range of illnesses including high fever and vomiting, infections and rashes, allergies, minor eye and ear injuries, minor head injuries, cuts and wound care, minor burns, insects and animal bites.
Laya Healthcare is partnering with MyMedical, experts in the urgent care space. Dr. Martin Rochford, a Consultant in Emergency Medicine has been appointed as Medical Director and Clinical lead of the laya Health and Wellbeing Clinics.
For details on what services the laya Health and Wellbeing Clinics offer members and non-members please go to layahealthcare.ie/clinics.