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Roscommon University Hospital

Roscommon University Hospital is a Model 2 hospital providing the majority of hospital activity including extended day surgery, selected acute medicine, local injuries, a large range of diagnostic services (including endoscopy, laboratory medicine, point of care testing and radiology) specialist rehabilitation medicine and palliative care. RH has a walk in Urgent Care Centre which is open from 8am until 8pm, seven days per week to treat minor injuries for adults and children over the age of 5. The hospital also has a Medical Assessment Unit for GP referrals which is open Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm and is staffed by a Consultant Physician, NCHDs and Nursing staff with access to other health care staff and diagnostic services.

Main Phone Number: (090) 662 6200

Injury Unit: 090 663 2212 or 090 663 2120

Roscommon University Hospital first in the country to deliver Frailty Education Programme to Hospital Doctors

Frailty is a common real life condition with up to 30% of people >75 years being affected. To meet the complex needs of older people requires our healthcare systems to adapt and recognise frailty as a real life condition. This is particularly relevant for Roscommon University Hospital (RUH) which serves the West/Northwest and which has shown to have the largest population of residing older adults in Ireland (DOH, 2016).

First Phlebotomist post for Roscommon University Hospital

Roscommon University Hospital (RUH) welcomes Niamh Bates, the first Phlebotomist to be appointed to the hospital.  Niamh joins the Laboratory Department and her addition to the service will provide all departments within the hospital with more timely access to blood results.

Phlebotomists are trained to draw blood from a patient (mostly from veins) for clinical or medical testing.

Roscommon appoints Ireland’s first Specialist Cancer Nurse

Bernadette Finneran, born in Manchester and living in County Roscommon for the last 30 years has been appointed as a Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner (RANP) in Plastic Surgery at Roscommon University Hospital. Bernadette is the first RANP specialising in skin cancer in Ireland and is only one of three RANP posts in Plastic Surgery nationally. RANPs are the highest level of clinical experts in the nursing profession in Ireland today.

Roscommon University Hospital’s first Endoscopy Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner

The endoscopy service at Roscommon University Hospital has been developing year on year with a corresponding increase in activity with almost 3900 procedures conducted in 2018.

Roscommon University Hospital introduces new Feedback Manikins for CPR Training

Roscommon Univeristy Hospital (RUH) have introduced new Instrumented Direct Feedback Device (IDFD) Resuscitation Manikins which will provide visual feedback on the rate and depth of compressions during Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training.


Saolta University Health Care Group (formally West/North West Hospitals Group) is one of six new hospital groups announced by the Minister for Health, Dr. James Reilly TD in May, 2013, as part of a re-organisation of public hospitals into more efficient and accountable hospital groups that will deliver improved outcomes for patients.

The Group's Academic Partner is NUI Galway.
By working in groups, hospital services will be provided by the hospitals in each group based on the evidence-based needs of their populations. Each group of hospitals will work together as single cohesive entities managed as one, to provide acute care for patients in their area, integrating with community and primary care. This will maximise the amount of care delivered locally, whilst ensuring complex care is safely provided in larger hospitals.
The objectives of the groups are to:
  • Achieve the highest standard of quality and uniformity in hospital care across the group;
  • Deliver cost effective hospital care in a timely and sustainable manner;
  • Encourage and support clinical and managerial leaders;
  • Ensure high standards of governance, both clinical and corporate and recruit and retain high quality nurses, NCHDs, consultants, allied health professionals and administrators in all our hospitals.
Saolta University Health Care Group has 1,770 beds and 7,620 staff and a budget of €600m.

Patients are at the heart of everything we do.  Our mission is to provide high quality and equitable services for all by delivering care based on excellence in clinical practice, teaching, and research, grounded in kindness, compassion and respect, whilst developing our staff and becoming a model employer.



Our Vision is to build on excellent foundations already laid, further developing and integrating our Group, fulfilling our role as an exemplar, and becoming the first Trust in Ireland.



Respect - We aim to be an organisation where privacy, dignity, and individual needs are respected, where staff are valued, supported and involved in decision–making, and where diversity is celebrated, recognising that working in a respectful environment will enable us to achieve more.

Compassion    We will treat all patients and family members with dignity, sensitivity and empathy.

Kindness  -  Whilst we develop our organisation as a business, we will remember it is a service, and treat our patients and each other with kindness and humanity.

Quality  -  We seek continuous quality improvement in all we do, through creativity, innovation, education and research.

Learning  -   We will nurture and encourage lifelong learning and continuous improvement, attracting, developing and retaining high quality staff, enabling them to fulfill their  potential.

Integrity  -  through our governance arrangements and or value system, we will ensure all of our services are transparent, trustworthy and reliable and delivered to the highest ethical standards, taking responsibility and accountability for our actions.

Teamworking  -  we will engage and empower our staff, sharing best practise and strengthening relationships with our partners and patients to achieve our Mission.

Communication  -  we aim to communicate with patients, the public, our staff and stakeholders, empowering them to actively participate in all aspects of the service, encouraging inclusiveness, openness and accountability.


These Values shape our strategy to create an organisational culture and ethos to deliver high quality and safe services for all we serve and that staff are rightly proud of.

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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

√  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

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

Roscommon University Hospital Map

Roscommon County Hospital, Athlone Road, Roscommon, Ireland