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RUH Injury Unit

Roscommon Injury Unit is open from 8am to 8pm, 365 days per year and is located within the Urgent Care Centre at Roscommon University Hospital.  Our experienced team are able to see, diagnose and treat a wide range of injuries for both adults and children over five years old. You don’t need an appointment or a GP referral. The average turnaround time for seeing and treating patients in the Injury Unit is less than 60 minutes. 

The staff at Roscommon Injury Unit will refer you to different specialist teams if needed and can book follow-up appointments for you. 

The Injury Unit will not treat medical conditions, pregnancy-related or gynaecological problems, injuries to the chest, abdomen or pelvisand serious head and spine injuries. If you are not sure if you should attend the Injury Unit, please phone us on 090 663 2212 or 090 663 2120.

Injury Unit Fees
Medical card patients: No Charge 
Medical/GP referral: No Charge 
Non-medical card holders: Currently €100

Roscommon Injury Unit Leaflet

Conditions Treated/Not Treated at Roscommon Injury Unit

Conditions Treated    √ YES
ADULT PATIENTS

√  Suspected broken bones to legs, from knees to toes
√  Suspected broken bones to arms, from collar bone (clavicle) to finger tips
√  All sprains and strains
√  Minor facial injuries (including oral, dental and nasal injuries)
√  Minor scalds and burns
√  Wounds, bites, cuts, grazes and scalp lacerations
√  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)

Conditions Not Treated    X NO
ADULT PATIENTS

X  Conditions due to medical illness, for example, fever, seizures,headache
X  Suspected serious injury or inability to walk following a fall from a height or a motor vehicle collision. Patients with neck pain or back pain that started on the day of injury should attend an ED rather than an Injury Unit
X  Injury causing chest pain, abdominal pain or shortness of breath
X  Serious head injury
X  Chest pain
X  Respiratory conditions
X  Abdominal pain
X  Gynaecological problems
X  Neck pain or back pain
X  Pregnancy related conditions
X  Pelvis or hip fractures
X  Injuries due to self-harm

Conditions Treated/Not Treated
CHILDREN aged 5 and older

√  Suspected broken bones to legs, from knees to toes
√  Suspected broken bones to arms, from collar bone to finger tips
√  Any sprain or strain
√  Minor facial injuries (including oral, dental and nasal injuries)
√  Minor scalds and burns
√  Wounds, bites, cuts, grazes and scalp lacerations
√  Splinters and fish hooks
√  Foreign bodies in eyes/ears/nose
√  Minor head injury (fully conscious children, who did not experience loss of consciousness or vomit after the head injury)

X  Any child younger than five years
X  Any child of any age with a medical illness, for example, fever, seizures, respiratory symptoms
X  Non-traumatic limp or non-use of a limb
X  Injuries following a fall from a height or a motor vehicle collision
X  Serious head injuries
X  Abdominal pain
X  Gynaecological problems
X  Injuries due to self-harm
X  Neck pain or back pain