Galway Clinic Emergency Department

EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT
Contact 091 785999

BUSINESS HOURS
Monday to Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Weekends and bank holidays: 10:00am - 5:00pm
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

About the service
Our Emergency Department provides patients with consultant-led rapid access to expert assessment and treatment.It is fully integrated with all other hospital services, ensuring seamless access to world-class clinical services and hospital facilities should the need arise.

We treat patients with:
Complaints such as: 
  • Abdominal pain 
  • Back pain 
  • Chest pain 
  • Cough
  • Headache 
  • Palpitations 
  • Shortness of breath
Minor injuries, including wounds, sprains, strains and suspected fractures 

If the patient’s condition does not meet the criteria above, the Emergency Department team will discuss other symptoms over the phone and advise accordingly. 

Exceptions 
We do not treat: 
  • Acute Stroke  
  • Gynaecology emergencies  
  • Major trauma cases
  • Mental illness 
  • Patients requiring an emergency ambulance
  • Pregnancy-related complaints. 
Patients with these conditions are advised to attend their local public Emergency Department instead. 

If you, or someone else needs an ambulance call 999 or 112. 

How to access the service 
Before attending the Emergency Department, patients are required to contact us for screening purposes, to be triaged by the Emergency Department team and to receive an appointment. 
This is to reduce the time patients spend in the Emergency Department when they arrive and to reduce interaction with other patients and staff. 
All patients must complete a Covid-19 screening form prior to attending. 

The service is predominantly for patients 16 years and over. 
Children 5-16 years, with minor injuries will be seen. 

Insurance 
Not all services are covered by health insurance. To find out if you are covered, contact your health insurance provider before your appointment. 

Payment 
All patients who attend our Emergency Department will need to pay a consultation fee of €175 with a GP referral letter or €225 without a GP referral letter at the time of their appointment. You will also need to pay for any tests you have during your appointment. (You may be able to claim back these costs on your insurance or your taxes using a Med 1 form).