Through my membership of the Dublin North East HSE Regional Health Forum, I requested more information from the Ireland East Hospital Group about the facilities available in the Mater Smithfield Rapid Injury Clinic.
The Ireland East Hospital Group has informed me that the Rapid Injury Clinic in Smithfield offers a rapid assessment and treatment for minor injuries. It is important to know that NO appointment or a GP referral is required. You can just turn up at the Clinic along the North King Street end of Smithfield Square,
The Clinic is open:
- Monday – Friday: 8am – 6pm.
- Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 6pm.
The charge for attending the Clinic is €75.00.
Services offered at the Smithfield Rapid Injury Clinic include:
- Treatment by Mater Hospital advanced nurse practitioners and doctors who specialize in emergency care.
- X-rays as required.
The Clinic can treat:
- Sprains and strains
- Broken bones
- Wound infections
- Minor burns and scalds
- Minor head injuries
- Insect and animal bites
- Minor eye injuries
- Injuries to the shoulder and chest
The Clinic DOES NOT treat:
- Chest pain
- Breathing difficulties
- Major injuries
- Stomach pains
- Gynecological problems
- Pregnancy problems
- Allergic reactions
- Alcohol-related problems
- Mental health problems
- Conditions likely to require hospitalisation
- Children under 16
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