The Emergency Department provides an EMERGENCY care service for Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat, Head and Neck (ENT-HN) conditions.

Referral form must be completed and given to the patient to bring to the Emergency Department. We ask that you use our speciality specific referral forms or ensure that the information requested in them is integrated into your own referral letter.

OPD Referrals should be sent via HEALTHLINK or FAXED (01 678 5462) OR POSTED. Please do not give OPD referral letters to patients as they often inadvertently end up attending the Emergency Department.

Please note that patients must be above the age of 14 to be seen at the Emergency Department for ENT issues and all patient below the age of 14 must be referred to the appropriate paediatric hospital. There is no age limit for Ophthalmology patients, but some younger children may in some cases be better served in a paediatric setting.

If you have concerns regarding a patient you wish to refer or who is already attending the Emergency department, please contact the Emergency G.P. Liaison Nurse (Liaison Nurse Details) who will provide you with a direct link to an Emergency department doctor if necessary.


All referrals to the Nurse-led Cyst clinic must be posted to the below address:

Nurse-Led Cyst Clinic
Emergency Department
Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital
Adelaide Road
Dublin – D02 XK51


Related Documents:

 Ophthalmology Referral Form

ENT Referral Form

GP Information Pack

 Ophthalmic Services Nationwide

 Chalazion Clinic Referral Document