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Mater Smithfield Rapid Injury Clinic


Mater Smithfield Rapid Injury Clinic, The Forge, Smithfield Market, Smithfield, Dublin 7, Dublin, D07 VKP9

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01 657 9037


This injury unit is for anyone age 16 and older

Opening hours

Monday, 8am to 5.30pm
Tuesday, 8am to 5.30pm
Wednesday, 8am to 5.30pm
Thursday, 8am to 5.30pm
Friday, 8am to 5.30pm
Saturday, 10am to 5.30pm
Sunday, 10am to 5.30pm
Opening hours for public holidays
New Year's Day1 January 2024, closed
St Brigid's Day5 February 2024, closed
St Patrick's Bank Holiday18 March 2024, closed
Easter Monday1 April 2024, closed
May Bank Holiday6 May 2024, closed
June Bank Holiday3 June 2024, closed
August Bank Holiday5 August 2024, closed
October Bank Holiday28 October 2024, closed
Christmas Day25 December 2024, closed
St Stephen's Day26 December 2024, closed

When to go to an injury unit

Injury units treat injuries that are:

  • not life-threatening
  • unlikely to need a hospital stay

They can help with many of the injuries people go to the emergency department for. For example, broken bones, dislocations, and minor burns.

You do not need an appointment to attend an injury unit.

You can get treatment such as x-rays, plaster casts, and wound care in an injury unit.

If they cannot help with a problem, they will direct you to where you can get the right help.

Injury units can treat:

  • broken bones, sprains and strains, from knees to toes
  • broken bones, sprains and strains, from collarbone to fingertips
  • minor facial injuries (including oral, dental and nasal injuries)
  • minor scalds and burns
  • wounds, bites, cuts, grazes and scalp lacerations (cuts)
  • small abscesses and boils
  • splinters and fish hooks
  • objects stuck in eyes, ears or nose
  • minor head injuries (fully-conscious patients, who did not have loss of consciousness or vomit after the head injury)

How much an injury unit costs

It costs €75 to attend an injury unit.

There is no charge for patients with a:

  • medical card
  • medical or GP referral letter
  • referral from an emergency department

Non-urgent advice:Contact a GP if:

  • you are unwell with other symptoms

Contact a GP out-of-hours service if your GP surgery is closed.

When to go to an emergency department

Go to an emergency department instead of an injury unit for:

  • injuries to the chest, tummy (abdomen) or pelvis
  • serious head and spine injuries

Emergency departments deal with serious injuries and life-threatening emergencies.

For example, if someone:

  • is breathless
  • is feeling unwell and getting sicker very quickly
  • has not peed in over 12 hours and does not need to pee
  • is not feeling well and has become confused and agitated
  • is very pale with cold hands and feet
  • is dizzy when they sit up or unable to stand
  • has developed a rash that does not disappear when pressed down

Immediate advice:Call 112 or 999 now if:

  • you or someone needs urgent medical attention
  • a life is at risk

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