Laya Health & Wellbeing Clinic Now Open in Galway
- Rapid access alternative to public A&E now open to all Galway community for treatment of minor injuries and illnesses
- Twenty new jobs created
Friday, 10th January 2020. A Laya Health & Wellbeing Clinic has officially opened its doors in Briarhill to provide residents in Galway and surrounding regions with a comprehensive breadth of healthcare services including walk-in urgent care for the treatment of minor illnesses and injuries for patients as young as 12 months.
The Laya Health & Wellbeing Clinic, located in Briarhill in Galway, opens each day from 10am – 10pm, 365 days a year, and is accessible to all members of the community so that those with health insurance, and those without, can access the service for their urgent care needs.
John McCall, Executive Director of laya healthcare said opening a Laya Health & Wellbeing Clinic in Galway the same week that University Hospital Galway (UHG) was found to be the second most overcrowded hospital in Ireland served to underline the urgent need to take more non-complex healthcare out of acute hospital settings in the region, “We listened to our members in Galway and surrounding areas and understand the significant challenges that exist when accessing urgent care, particularly in the public sector. Our Laya Health & Wellbeing Clinics will offer a convenient alternative to that 365 days a year.”
Minor Injuries and Illnesses
The Laya Health & Wellbeing Clinic offers treatment for a range of minor injuries including 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.
Expansion of Wellbeing Services for members
In addition to urgent care, wellbeing services focused on health promotion, health protection and disease prevention will also be exclusively available for laya healthcare members at the Clinic. For example, laya healthcare members aged over 12 years+ can now book a cardiac screening and members aged 18 years+ will be able to access a personalised health, fitness and nutrition consultation with a qualified Healthcoach there.
Wellbeing services for members will expand over time to include the delivery of minor surgical procedures and treatments, specialist Consultant outpatient services, vaccinations and flu management services, access to Counselling services (by appointment), Chronic Disease Management and Homecare support services including IV and infusion services.
For details on what services the laya health & wellbeing clinics offer members and non-members please go to layahealthcare.ie/clinics.
For more information contact:
Ciarán Curran, H+A Marketing + PR. Tel.: 021 466 6200 | 083 106 1193
Notes to Editor
- Spokesperson John McCall, Executive Director at laya healthcare is available for comment/interview
- Imagery available for Laya Health & Wellbeing Clinic network
- 3D video tour of the Laya Health & Wellbeing Clinics available – link here- original Mp4 files available in hi-res on request
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.