Beaumont Hospital

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When to attend the Emergency Department

Go to an ED urgently instead of an injury unit for:

  • anything pregnancy-related
  • injuries to the chest, tummy (abdomen) or pelvis
  • serious head and spine injuries

Patients presenting to Emergency Department are seen in order of clinical priority. People presenting with non-urgent or minor conditions and injuries may experience extended wait times.

Alternatives to emergency department care.

Your GP

Your GP out-of-hours service

The details for the GP out-of-hours service (DDoc) in the local catchment area is shown below.

Phone: 0818 224 476   Website:    Email:

Weekdays, Monday to Thursday 6pm to 8am.

Weekends, 6pm Friday to 8am Monday.

All day on Bank Holidays.

Other GP service Providers

Online or remote GP services may be available though your health insurance provider, employee benefits package or other insurance package which you may hold or have access to.

Local Minor Injury Units

Local injury units can provide care and treatment of the injuries and conditions listed HERE. The waiting times in local injury units is generally less than the time experienced in Emergency Departments where clinically urgent and life threatening conditions will be seen before less serious injuries.

The nearest HSE provided minor injuries service to Beaumont Hospital is The Mater Smithfield Rapid Injury Clinic in Dublin 7 which is open to those aged 16 or older.  See HERE for contact numbers and hours of opening.

An alternative in South Dublin is St. Colmcille's Injury Unit, Loughlinstown which is open to those aged 14 and older.

Private Injury Unit Healthcare

Private healthcare providers near Beaumont Hospital – (treatment may be available if you hold private health insurance)

VHI Swords (VHI Members)

Affedia Northwood (Express care)