The Emergency Department provides an EMERGENCY CARE SERVICE for EYE, EAR, NOSE, THROAT, HEAD and NECK (ENT-HN) conditions.
It is advised if at all possible to contact your G.P. before attending the the Emergency Department. For eye related issues you may also contact your local optician.
There is a €100 government levy payable for those attending without a GP referral letter. There is no charge for those attending with a GP referral letter or for ophthalmology patients attending with an Optician’s referral letter.
SPECIAL NOTICE FOR EASTER 2019: The ENT ED service will close at 4pm on Thursday 18th April and reopen at 9am on Tuesday 23rd April 2019
|Ophthalmology||Monday – Friday 08:00 – 19:00||However, please be advised that there is a reduced emergency service between 17:00 – 19:00 for acute emergencies|
|Weekends and Bank Holidays – 08:00 – 19:00||Acute emergencies only|
|All Days 19:00 – 08:00||Doctor to Doctor referral only, with prior telephone agreement. There is no walk in service at this time.|
|ENT-HN**||Monday – Friday 09:00 – 16:00||There is no emergency ENT service outside of these hours. No bank holiday or weekend service available.|
|G.P. Link||086 852 firstname.lastname@example.org|
** ENT-HN = Ear, Nose, Throat, Head and Neck
Referring children to Ophthalmology
There is no age limit for Ophthalmology patients, but some younger children may in some cases be better served in a paediatric setting (For example: Neonatal babies should be referred back to neonatal service). Children under 16 years must be accompanied by a parent / guardian.
Referring children to ENT
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.