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Department of Emergency Medicine: University Hospital Limerick, Dooradoyle

The Emergency Department is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and provides service to the catchment areas of Clare, North Tipperary, and Limerick. It is staffed by doctors and nurses who have specialized training in Emergency Medicine and is supported by multi-disciplinary teams, allied health professionals, porters and clerical staff.

Contact Details:

Emergency Department General Enquiries
Phone: 061-482343
Fax: 061-482493

Local Injury Units (Ennis Hospital, Nenagh Hospital & St. John's Hospital

Hospital (Local Injuries Unit) Opening Hours Phone
St. John’s Hospital, Limerick City 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday 061-462303
Ennis Hospital 8am to 8pm 7 days a week 065- 686312
Nenagh Hospital 8am to 8pm 7 days a week 067-42311

What your Local Injury Unit CAN Treat

  • Suspected broken bones
  • All sprains and strains
  • Wounds, bites, cuts, grazes and scalp lacerations
  • Minor facial injuries including oral, dental and nasal injuries
  • Minor scalds and burns
  • Small abscesses and boils
  • Splinters and fish hooks
  • Foreign bodies in eyes / ears / nose
  • Minor head injury (fully conscious patients) who did NOT experience loss of consciousness or have more than one episode of vomiting after the head injury

Patients who require further investigation or treatment may be referred to University Hospital Limerick.

What your Local Injury Unit CAN treat What your Local Injury Unit CANNOT treat

lij can treatSuspected broken bones

lij can treatAll sprains and strains

lij can treatWounds, bites, cuts, grazes and scalp lacerations

lij can treatMinor facial injuries including oral, dental and nasal injuries

lij can treatMinor scalds and burns

lij can treatSmall abscesses and boils

lij can treatSplinters and fish hooks

lij can treatForeign bodies in eyes / ears / nose

lij can treatMinor head injury (fully conscious patients) who did NOT experience loss of consciousness or have more than one episode of vomiting after the head injury

lij cannot treatCHILDREN UNDER 5 YEARS OF AGE

lij cannot treatConditions due to medical illness (chest pain / respiratory conditions will be seen in the Medical Assessment Unit)

lij cannot treatSerious head injury

lij cannot treatAbdominal pain

lij cannot treatGynaecological problems

lij cannot treatPregnancy related problems

lij cannot treatInjuries due to self harm

lij cannot treatSuspected serious injury or inability to walk following a fall from a height or a motor vehicle collision.

lij cannot treatInjury causing chest pain, abdominal pain, or shortness of breath

lij cannot treatPelvis or hip fractures

lij cannot treatPatients with neck pain or back injury that started on the day of the injury should attend an ED rather than a Local Injury Unit