About Alliance Medical

Europe’s leading provider of imaging services

Alliance Medical is Europe’s leading provider of outsourced Diagnostic Imaging across Europe. In Ireland, we are headquartered in Limerick and have 20 clinical locations throughout the country, including Dublin, Cork, Galway and Belfast.

We invest heavily in our technology and our people to ensure we recruit, train and retain a highly qualified and competent team. Our radiographers are among the best specialists in Europe. Our radiologists are accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

For Patients

Diagnostic imaging (MRI, CT, X-Ray, Ultrasound, PET-CT, DXA scans) is a very important part of the pathway to improving healthcare outcomes. By diagnosing medical conditions we assist your primary Clinicians to help you get the most appropriate treatment. Alliance Medical is a company which specialises in delivering high quality diagnostic imaging for our patients in many centres throughout Ireland. We do this with local teams of highly qualified Consultant Radiologists and Radiographers utilising modern equipment in safe internationally accredited facilities.

About Alliance Medical

For Referrers

We aim to provide your patients with high quality, efficient, affordable diagnostic imaging which is reported by local Consultant Radiologists. We partner with all of the leading Private Health insurance companies to deliver our services to your patients seamlessly.

To make your interaction with us more efficient we are continually improving our IT systems so you can view and order diagnostic imaging electronically on a wide range of platforms.

For Hospital Administrators

Alliance Medical makes life easier for hospitals and clinicians. Our Diagnostic Imaging services are designed to take as much of the management, technical and financial burden from your shoulders as possible, leaving you free to concentrate on patients and medical outcomes.

We help you to increase your capacity, integrate leading-edge scanning equipment, and deliver a high quality and efficient service that is a natural extension of your hospital’s existing patient offering.

Patient Safety

Operating with a set of 120 policies, our staff have a very clear framework for ensuring best practice. Our clinical policies are continually evolving with approximately ten policy updates each month to keep staff abreast of updated best practice and changing regulation, covering the areas of:

  • Clinical governance
  • Clinical audit
  • Risk management
  • Regulation and compliance
  • External validation (clinical accreditation and ISO)
  • Process refinement
Systems of Learning

Clinical Audit

Alliance Medical in Ireland were one of the first healthcare providers to fully implement, third part clinical audit on some of our contracts. This process gives our Commissioners reassurance that the image quality, reporting opinion and report clarity are consistently monitored.

We undertake various non radiology audits each month ranging from Hand Hygiene, Operational KPIs to Patient Compliments. The results of these audits are published and reported to the Clinical Director and Senior Management in the organisation and in some cases our Commissioners.

Our Medical Advisory Board

The clinical quality of our imaging services is underpinned by an independent Medical Advisory Board, which has three core functions:

  • Providing advice on Alliance Medical Group Strategy – advisory role
  • Commenting on advice developed by others – consultative role
  • Alerting Alliance Medical Group to issues which are likely to be important in the future for imaging services – monitoring role

As well as these core functions, the Medical Advisory Board seeks and encourages the participation of a wider body of experts as well as ensuring that standards across the Group are applied consistently and helping to ensure the best possible patient outcomes.

Approach to Quality and Compliance

Alliance Medical in Ireland is committed to the delivery of a high quality service for our patients. We have a dedicated Quality Manager, a Medical Advisory Board and an industry leading Quality Management System.

IT Infrastructure RIS/PACS

Alliance has its own RIS/PACS system which is primarily used for private sites which we own and operate ourselves. When on HSE or NHS sites we utilise the Hospital’s own IT infrastructure.

Award winning quality systems

Our quality systems were recognised in 2014 by CHKS. Against a number of international hospitals and healthcare providers, Alliance Medical Ireland won the prestigious “Quality Improvement” award for 2014.

Award Winning Quality Systems

Certification

Alliance Medical holds both clinical accreditation and ISO 9001 certification. All of the clinical operations and corporate functions are covered under these accreditation programmes. We are independently audited annually by CHKS.

Accreditation Certification

Malcolm Banks

Managing Director, Ireland

  • Malcolm joined us in 2007 as the General Manager for Alliance Medical in Ireland, before becoming the Managing Director in 2009.

  • Before joining the business, he spent 22 years with Siemens Healthcare in several engineering roles including being responsible for Ireland’s first MRI installation as well as the country’s first Siemens Linear Accelerator.

  • From 2000 he was the Ireland Sales Manager, successfully leading the team towards numerous leading market positions.

  • Malcolm is a Chartered Engineer with an MBA from University College Dublin as well as an MSc in experimental physics specialising in MRI.

  • Away from Alliance, Malcolm enjoys competing at Marathon Canoeing and has been Irish national champion several times as well as World Veterans Champion in 2008.

    Malcolm Banks

Ellen Leacy

Quality and Processes Manager

  • Ellen joined Alliance Medical in February 2008.
  • Ellen’s role includes responsibility for analysis and improvement of work processes as well as accreditation, quality, risk management and clinical governance.
  • Ellen is also involved in project management and implementation of clinical IT systems.Before joining Alliance, Ellen worked as a radiographer in a number of healthcare institutions in Ireland in both the public and private sectors and carries almost 15 years experience in a range of modalities including MRI and Mammography.
  • Ellen qualified as a Diagnostic Radiographer in 2001 after completing her Bachelor of Science (Radiography) degree in University College Dublin.
  • Further education includes postgraduate qualifications in Magnetic Resonance Imaging, RIS/PACS and Healthcare Management. Ellen was also involved in teaching on the MRI postgraduate course in Trinity College and UCD and is a member of the Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiotherapy.

Ellen Leacy

Helena McMullan

Northern Regional Manager 

  • Helena joined us in 2008 as the MRI Clinical Specialist for MRI Drogheda, before becoming North East Regional Manager in 2009.
  • Before joining the business, Helena spent 7 years working as a radiographer in many different roles transitioning from Basic Grade Radiographer in Beaumont Hospital, Dublin to Senior Radiographer/Clinical Tutor in Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London and then moving on to work in the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Sydney and Footscray Private Medical Practice in Melbourne.
  • Helena is a Diagnostic Radiographer qualified in 2002 from University College Dublin.
  • After 2 years of travelling Helena returned to Ireland in 2006 to focus on developing her career in MRI and successfully completed an MSc in MRI Medical Imaging from University College Dublin. Helena has recently completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Finance and Business in the Irish Management Institute Dublin supported by UCC.
  • Away from Alliance, Helena enjoys playing Gaelic games including camogie and football. Helena has won All Ireland titles at both club and county level including Player of the year twice. Helena has a keen interest in travelling and learning and engaging with people from various backgrounds and cultures.

Helena McMullan

Eimear O’Donnell

Human Resources Manager

  • Eimear joined Alliance Medical in July 2009.
  • Eimear is the HR Manager and is responsible for all aspects of Human Resource Management including recruitment, training and development, performance management and employee relations.
  • Prior to her current position, Eimear worked as a HR generalist for 10 years in a number of large organisations in Ireland.
  • She is a graduate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and also has post graduate qualifications in Business Studies and Human Resources management.
  • The combination of Eimear’s academic and practical experience ensure that the needs of employees and the Company are successfully met.

 

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Martin Degnan

Financial Controller

  • Martin Degnan joined Alliance Medical Ireland as Financial Controller in 2010.
  • Prior to Alliance Medical, Martin was Finance Shared Services Manager for Heineken Ireland’s Wholesale business where he spent 12 years having joined in 1996.
  • Previous to Heineken Ireland, Martin was Financial Controller in various companies within Kerry Group Plc where he successfully led various financial and operational projects.
  • Martin holds a degree in Accounting and Finance from Dublin City University and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
  • Married with two children Martin is involved in community and school organisations, acting as Chairman and Secretary.

 

Martin Degnan

David Dooley

Regional Manager – Midlands

  • David is a Diagnostic Radiographer with a BSc (Hons) degree graduating in 1999 from the University of Wales, Bangor.
  • In the years from graduation to joining Alliance David has worked in various posts transitioning from basic grade Radiographer to band 7 Radiographer, and has experience of general Radiography,  MRI, CT & Neuro angiographic and interventional procedures.
  • In 2001 David travelled to Australia and worked in both the public and private sector as a Diagnostic Radiographer in Brisbane, Perth, and Sydney.
  • Before returning to Ireland David completed his MSc in Medical Magnetic Imaging through City University, London, achieving a distinction.
  • Away from Alliance Medical, David is married with two children, enjoys family life, cycling, snowboarding, music, and photography.

David Dooley

Anne McKeague

Business Development Manager

  • Anne joined Alliance Medical in 2009 as Business Development Manager to grow and diversify the Alliance Medical business and presence within the North of Ireland.
  • Prior to this Anne spent 11 years with Siemens Healthcare.  As Regional Sales Manager from 2000 – 2009 she was responsible for all sales across 7 disparate business divisions. Anne had a key role in bid formation for PFI/PPP projects within the Healthcare Sector in Northern Ireland.
  • From 1998 – 2000 Anne was the Ultrasound Sales & Application Manager for Siemens throughout the island of Ireland and received an award for achievement of the highest ultrasound system sales throughout the UK and Ireland in 1999.
  • Anne worked with Schering Healthcare Ltd from 1996 – 1999 as Diagnostic Sales Manager and was involved in  the role out of an early ultrasound contrast agent throughout the UK & Ireland.
  • Anne qualified as a Diagnostic Radiographer and worked in both Altnagelvin Hospital Londonderry and Causeway Trust Hospital Coleraine. She further studied and qualified in PGD Ultrasonography in 1994 through the University of Ulster Jordanstown.
  • In her spare time Anne is a keen golfer, fitness fanatic and enjoys snow skiing and water skiing with the family.

 

Anne McKeague

Yvonne Davidson

Southern Regional Manager 

  • Before joining the business, Yvonne worked in Radiography and Radiotherapy in the Scottish Health Service before relocation to Ireland in 1990. Yvonne spent 20 years with the HSE, based at Cork University Hospital as Radiation Oncology Service Manager, moving into Project Management in 1999 across two hospital sites, and from 2002 she was Business Manager for the Divisions of Oncology and Plastic Surgery.
  • In 2006 taking up a role as National Service Planner for Clinical Developments with National Cancer Programme, this included setting up a number of rapid access diagnostic services in the 8 new cancer centres.
  • Yvonne is dual qualified Radiographer/Radiation Therapist, as well as having an HDip though the RCSI/Birmingham University and MBS from University College Cork, both in Health Care Management.
  • Yvonne was member of the Irish Radiographers Qualifications Review Board for 15 years, and in 2005 was invited by the International Atomic Energy Agency to carry out process auditing for their Quality in Radiation Oncology group. (QUATRO), this role has taken her to various European and Asian sites to date.
  • Outside Alliance Medical Yvonne enjoys a number of outdoor activities including hiking and body boarding, rugby union, motor racing, music, travel and family.

Yvonne Davidson

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