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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.

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 training teams operate a 24 hour, 365 days a year service diagnosing and managing acute and urgent illnesses and all type of medical and surgical emergencies and injuries for adults and children 14 or older.

We are the primary referral centre for the region which means that patients with specific conditions such as stroke and major trauma can be brought from other hospitals directly to our Emergency Department to be treated by our team of specialists.

Our size, our multi-disciplinary skills set and our expertise in emergency medicine also allows us to provide a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research opportunities to students and newly qualified doctors from Ireland and overseas.

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