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New Injury Unit At Naas Hospital To Benefit Residents In West Wicklow

The pilot project for a new injury unit is funded from the HSE winter plan.

The service will be accepting patients for an initial 6-week period.

People from Kildare and West Wicklow from the age of 16 and over will now be able to attend the unit 7 days a week: Monday to Sunday from 10am – 8pm (Including bank holidays)

 Patients can walk-in to this public service for a fee of €75, which is less than the €100.00 fee charged if they were to attend an Emergency Department.

There is no charge for patients who have Medical Card or who have a referral letter from their General Practice, KDoc or from the ED.

Waiting times for patients who attend Injury Units are significantly less than those who may have to wait in busy Emergency Departments while more acutely ill patients are triaged as a priority. 

The average time to be seen and discharged in an Injury Unit is under two hours.

 Patients who experience an injury and who should attend an Injury Unit are as follows: 

  • ·Broken bones, sprains and strains, from knees to toes
  • ·Broken bones, sprains and strains, from collarbone to fingertips
  • ·Minor facial injuries (including oral, dental and nasal injuries)
  • ·Minor scalds and burns
  • ·Wounds, bites, cuts, grazes and scalp lacerations (cuts)
  • ·Small abscesses and boils
  • ·Splinters and fish hooks
  • ·Objects stuck in eyes, ears or nose
  • ·Minor head injuries (Fully conscious patients, who did not have a loss of consciousness or vomit after the head injury.)

 

The Naas Hospital Injury Unit also provides full imaging and x-ray facilities in order for patients to be fully diagnosed and treated onsite.

 

 

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