Home History Development Today NEWS 2011 News 2010 Links silver hill

Minor Injuries Unit.

We have received the following information from the staff of the Minor Injuries Unit at Monaghan General Hospital and we want to pass it on to as many people as possible. This is very important and could be very useful in certain emergencies. There is one major change and that is that children above the age of 2 can be treated in Monaghan. We encourage everyone to make use of the Minor Injuries Unit when they can and make sure that the authorities cannot claim that it is not sustainable because of low numbers attending. If enough people use the existing services and demand more there is a better chance of things developing further. I reproduce here part of the accompanying letter and the list of items which can be dealt with and cannot be dealt with in the Monaghan Minor Injuries Unit. At the same time I hope that very few of you have ever the need to use it.

‘The expanded criterion now allows for children over the age of 2 years of age to be treated for Minor Injuries. Minor Chest injuries have also been included.


It is imperative to understand that only Minor Injuries can be treated in this department. Presentations falling outside this criterion cannot be treated and patients would therefore be requested to attend their GP, North East Doctor on Call or in an Emergency attend the Emergency Department in Cavan General Hospital/ Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda.


Our opening hours are from 9am to 9pm, 7 days per week, 365 days per year’.



OPENING HOURS 9.00 -2100



WHAT DO WE TREAT?                                             WHAT DO WE NOT TREAT?


Children over 2 years and adults                                                  Children under 2 years of age

Suspected broken bones to legs

From knees to toes.                                                                   Injuries following a fall from a height or a

                                                                                                      Road traffic accident

Suspected broken bones to arms

From collar bone to finger tips.                                                                 Head injuries

All sprains and strains                                                                             Chest pain

Facial injuries                                                                                      Abdominal pain

Eye injuries                                                                                     Gynaecological problems

Minor scalds and burns                                                                    Pregnancy related conditions

Wounds, bites, cuts and grazes                                                              Medical conditions

Splinters and fish hooks                                                                   Alcohol/drug related problems

Foreign bodies in eyes/ears/nose                                                           Pelvis/hip injuries

Minor chest injuries                                                                                  Neck/back pain


If you are unsure if you can be treated please contact us at 047 38835