Emergencies

The Emergency Department is for emergencies only.  Please do not come to the Emergency Department instead of going to your GP.

On arrival into the Emergency Department, all patients are registered at the desk.  They are then seen by a trained Triage Nurse who will assess there medical condition.  Patients are listed according to the seriousness of their condition and the most seriously ill people are treated first.  Every effort will be made to keep all patients informed about waiting times.

Please understand that on occasion some injuries require more immediate attention than others.

Under Department of Health Guidelines all patients attending the Emergency Department are charged an attendance fee of €100.00

Exceptions include

  • Patients who have been referred by their GP and have the referral letter with them.
  • People who have medical cards if they have their medical card with them.

Acute Medical Admission Unit (AMAU)

The AMAU is a short stay unit which receives acutely ill medical patients from the Emergency Department 24 hours per day 7 days per week.

  • When you arrive in the AMAU you will be assessed by a member of the Medical or Nursing Team.  
  • Our aim is to find out what special care you will need to treat your illness as soon as possible.  
  • An individual care plan will be put in place providing you with rapid access to investigations and Consultant/Specialist assessment.
  • This is a short stay unit, which means you may be transferred to specialty ward for the remainder of your stay in the hospital.