Mater Private Cork’s Emergency Department offers immediate access to expert assessment and treatment for urgent illness and injury.
At this time the Emergency Department service is available only by appointment; no walk-in service available.
We are now accepting patients with medical and surgical conditions.
Before attending the Emergency Department, patients are asked to contact us by telephone in the first instance for screening purposes, to be triaged by the medical team and receive an appointment.
This will ensure that when you arrive at the Emergency Department you will be seen immediately. This is to reduce the time you spend in the department and your interaction with other patients or staff, in order to respect social distancing requirements.
We hope you appreciate this additional process is necessary to proctect the safety of both patients and staff at this time.
The Emergency Department aims to treat all patients equally and our clinical team is happy to discuss any emergency cases with GPs and members of the public about a wide variety of conditions*, as follows:
- Acute abdominal pain
- Cardiology (through Urgent Cardiac Care)
- Collapse (unknown cause)
- Deterioration of known respiratory illness (GP referral only)
- Fever (case by case basis)
- Gastrointestinal bleed
- General deterioration
- General surgery
- Non COVID-19 sepsis
- Non-cardiac chest pain
- Orthopaedics (Hip/Knee pain including fractures, minor orthopaedic trauma)
- Soft tissue infection
- Urinary Tract Infection
- Vomiting and diarrhoea
- Weight loss / Decreased appetite
*If your patient’s condition does not fall under any of the above headings, the Emergency Department team is happy to discuss the issue over the phone with you.
Unfortunately, since Mater Private is not a designated COVID-19 receiving facility under the national COVID-19 management strategy, we are not in a position to accept any patients presenting with emergency symptoms directly related to suspected or confirmed COVID-19 status.
- We are also currently unable to see patients who fall under the following criteria
The service is not suitable for the following patients and we advise that you attend your local emergency department.
- Acute mental illness
- Acute stroke
- ENT emergencies
- Fever with cough, shortness of breath, loss of smell or taste, recent foreign travel, close contact to a COVID-19 patient
- Metabolic medicine
- Paediatrics (under 16 years old)
Specialist Urgent Care Team
We have a dedicated and specialist team which is led by Consultants specialising in emergency medicine, who can offer patients rapid access to diagnostics and treatment.
Our Emergency Department is fully integrated with all other hospital services, ensuring a seamless patient journey and access to our highquality, acute clinical infrastructure:
- Acute General Surgery
- Diagnostic Radiology - CT, MRI, Ultrasound, X-Ray
- Urgent Cardiac Care
Please note we do not accept major trauma cases or patients in emergency ambulances.
Call 021 601 3333 for advice and to access the service.