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Emergency Department

The Emergency Department

The Emergency Department of St. Vincent’s University Hospital is the major trauma centre for the South East Dublin region serving a population of over 300,000 and treating over 55,000 emergency admissions every year.

Our consultant-led teams provide 24/7 service, diagnosing and managing acute and urgent illnesses and handling medical and surgical emergencies for adults and children aged 16 and above.

As the primary referral center in the region, we receive patients from other hospitals directly to our Emergency Department for specific conditions such as stroke and major trauma, to receive specialised care from our team of experts.

Our robust size, multidisciplinary skills and expertise in emergency medicine enables us to provide an extensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research opportunities to students and newly qualified doctors from Ireland and abroad.

Coronavirus (COVID – 19)

If you feel you are experiencing symptoms of coronavirus (COVID – 19) including cough, shortness of breath, breathing difficulties and a high temperature, please do not visit St. Vincent’s University Hospital. It is important that you contact your GP by telephone for medical advice.

For more information on coronavirus (COVID-19) please see the HSE website here or call the HSE helpline on 1850 241850.

Priority is given to patients with life-threatening injuries or illnesses but we endeavour to see all patients in a timely manner