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Our Emergency Department’s (ED) are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

We provide emergency care for children and young people aged 0 to the eve of their 16th birthday.

Contact us

Call this line if you have a query about your child’s stay in the hospital such as date of admission.

Our services

Emergency Departments deal with serious injuries and life-threatening emergencies.

If your child needs an ambulance phone 999/112.

Note: A triage system is used in our Emergency Departments to ensure that the patients with the most urgent needs are treated first - Waiting times can vary.


If you attend an emergency department without being referred there by a GP, there is a charge of €100.

Conditions we treat

  • Serious injuries
  • Life-threatening emergencies

Arriving to the Emergency Department

On arrival to the Emergency Department

Please bring the following:

  • List of medications your child is taking
  • Your GPs name
  • GP Referral letter
  • Medical card

If your child's condition is not an emergency

Community Pharmacies:
You can visit your local pharmacy if you feel unwell. Pharmacists are qualified healthcare professionals. They can give you medicines you can buy without a prescription, medicines you have a prescription for, advice on minor illnesses, and can tell you if you need to see a GP.

GPs and GP Out-of-Hours Services:
GPs are running additional clinics during this time of high pressure. If you urgently need to see a GP outside their clinic hours, you can contact your local GP out-of-hours service.

Children’s Urgent Care (by appointment)
CHI at Connolly treats children with minor injuries and illnesses that are not life-threatening and do not require a visit to the Emergency Department (ED). The urgent care service is by appointment only.

For healthcare professionals

GPs may refer patients to Emergency Departments if conditions are serious or life-threatening.

For more information see:

Referring a patient

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