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Acute Surgical Assessment Unit
University Hospital Limerick

St Nessan's Road, Dooradoyle, Limerick, Limerick, V94 F858

Phone: 061 482479

Email: -

Internal Directions:

Opening hours:
24 hours 7 days a week

About Acute Surgical Assessment Unit

The Acute Surgical Assessment Unit (ASAU) is a rapid access facility for acute surgical patients who are over 16. Patients must have been assessed by a GP or hospital doctor.


The Acute Surgical Assessment unit is a consultant-driven, independent unit that manages all acute general surgical admissions covering general surgery, vascular, gynae, orthopaedic, maxillofacial urology and ENT services for non-COVID patients.

Referrals and Appointments

Available to: Patients who have an urgent problem and require assessment and help form the surgical multi-disciplinary team.

Who needs to refer you: GP Hospital doctors Consultants

Referral Information: Patient personal details Clinical information or past medical history

Special instructions for patients during COVID19

We may ask you to:

  • wear a face mask/other PPE
  • attend at less social hours to facilitate extended operating hours of services
  • attend a virtual clinic
  • complete a checklist on day before coming to hospital (the checklist will be provided with your appointment letter)


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