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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.


The Saolta University Health Care Group provides acute and specialist hospital services to the West and North West of Ireland – counties Galway, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo, Leitrim, Donegal and adjoining counties.

The Group's Academic Partner is NUI Galway.

Our vision is to be a leading academic Hospital Group providing excellent integrated patient-centred care delivered by skilled caring staff.

Saolta Guiding Principles

Care - Compassion - Trust - Learning

Our guiding principles are to work in partnership with patients and other healthcare providers across the continuum of care to:

  • Deliver high quality, safe, timely and equitable patient care by developing and ensuring sustainable clinical services to meet the needs of our population.
  • Deliver integrated services across the Saolta Group Hospitals, with clear lines of responsibility, accountability and authority, whilst maintaining individual hospital site integrity.
  • Continue to develop and improve our clinical services supported by education, research and innovation, in partnership with NUI Galway and other academic partners.
  • Recruit, retain and develop highly-skilled multidisciplinary teams through support, engagement and empowerment.
Saolta Strategy 2019-2023

We have developed a five year strategy which outlines the vision and framework for the Group’s strategic development from 2019 to 2023.

We are committed to ensuring that our patients are at the centre of all service design, development and delivery. Over the five years of the strategy we will further develop our services, both clinical and organisational based around seven key themes: Quality and Patient Safety; Patient Access; Governance and Integration; Skilled Caring Staff; Education Research and Innovation; eHealth and Infrastructure. These will be our key areas of focus to enable us to meet the future needs of our patients.

We have identified 20 priority projects across the Group which are aligned with Sláintecare’s goals. They include a number of clinical and organisational projects which are focused on further improving services for our patients and staff. We will continue to work very closely with our colleagues in the community both Community Healthcare West and Community Health Organisation 1 in the North West to deliver more streamlined care to our patients in line with the national focus of bringing services closer to patients.

A key theme within this strategy and its successful implementation is the development of Managed Clinical and Academic Networks. While the tertiary referral centre for the Group is University Hospital Galway, it is essential that all our hospitals work more closely together in delivering services to address the challenges facing us across our region. These networks will ensure that specialities in individual hospitals will no longer work in isolation but as a networked team which will improve clinical quality and patient safety. It will also support collective learning/sharing of expertise and will be supported by education, training, research and audit programmes. It will result in safer, standardised and more sustainable services for our patients and improved recruitment and retention of staff.

To read the full strategy, click here.


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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

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