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Emergency Departments

What the service does
How to access the service
Location of service


What the service does

Our Emergency Departments are open 24 hours every day to assess and treat people who have illnesses and injuries that need urgent attention, such as:

  • chest pain
  • severe abdominal pain
  • serious infections
  • fractures and breaks
  • other major injuries

The services we provide include:

  • a 24 hour emergency service for adults and children
  • a Regional Trauma Centre at the Royal Victoria Hospital
  • bedside testing for suspected heart attack or serious clots
  • analysing the content of arterial blood gas in critically ill patients
  • fracture reduction using sedation or Bier’s Block
  • bedside ultrasound
  • junior doctor training in emergency medicine and other disciplines

How to access the service

All Emergency Departments provide a walk-in service. You should only visit ED if it’s a real emergency and you need urgent care.

Attending an Emergency Department in a non-emergency situation can put the service and hospital under unnecessary pressure. It may also prevent other patients getting the immediate treatment they need.

Location of service

Our Emergency Departments are located at:

  • Royal Victoria Hospital
  • Mater Hospital
  • Children’s Hospital

Locations where this service is delivered