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EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

Welcome to Beacon Hospital A&E/Emergency Department

Beacon Hospital’s consultant led A&E Department is open to those over the age of 16 years and is supported by the full resources of the hospital including 875 skilled nurses and healthcare professionals and 235 specialist consultants.

Phone: 01 293 9999

A&E / Emergency Department Support

Our Emergency Department and A&E is a purpose designed facility in Dublin’s most advanced hospital. All patients will be seen and treated by qualified Consultants in Emergency Medicine.

Our Consultants in Emergency Medicine have the support of the full resources of the hospital including 875 skilled nurses and healthcare professionals, 235 specialist consultants and the following:

  • Laboratory
  • State of the Art Radiology service with access to X-ray, MRI, CT, Fluoroscopy, Mammography, PET/CT, Ultrasound, Interventional Radiology, Nuclear Medicine.
  • Physiotherapy – full team of chartered Physiotherapists
  • Pharmacy
  • Investigations and Diagnostics
  • Nursing support from our experienced team
  • Stitching and Casting
  • Theatre and ICU
  • Sports Medicine Services

Opening Hours

  • 10am to 7pm: Monday – Friday
  • 10am to 6pm: Saturday
  • Closed: Sunday & Bank Holidays

OUR ED CONSULTANTS

Mr Joe McKeever
Dr Chris Luke
Dr Martin Rochford
Dr Jason Carty
Dr Vicky Meighan

Emergency Medicine
Secretary: Olivia
Phone: 01 293 9999

Most importantly – surgical, medical, cardiology, orthopaedic and sub speciality beds are available immediately for patients requiring admission. A full range of outpatient clinics is available on site for follow-up. As a Consultant-delivered service, Beacon Hospital A&E will treat most emergency conditions. 

Beacon Hospital Emergency Department / A&E provides access to our Minor Surgical Procedures service carried out by Consultant General Surgeons. Such procedures include cyst removal, lesion removal, toenail avulsion and wedge resection, diagnostic biopsy.

Beacon Hospital has an Emergency Department Initial Charge Consultation Fee of €150.

There is a cap on Emergency Department / A&E fees of €480 for outpatient services (ie. this is the most you will pay, irrespective of how many radiology etc. tests are carried out). Cap will exclude CT and MRI (CT and MRI ordered via the ED have direct settlement for AVIVA subscribers, ie. no shortfall. MRI ordered via the ED has direct settlement for VHI subscribers, ie. no shortfall). If you are admitted and insured appropriately your insurance covers the tests.

– ESB/POMAS do not reimburse Emergency Department Fees.
– GARDA Medical Aid reimburses €45 of the total Emergency Department Fee.

Please note your insurance is only activated at the point of admission to hospital. Patients are liable for all charges prior to this Initial Charge Emergency Consultant Fee of €150

Review Fee €90

Specialist Consultations These are charged by the Specialist Consultant separate to the hospital Emergency Department Fees. Please ask Emergency Department staff regarding charges before Specialist Consultation
Routine Blood Test €30 – €60
Specialised Blood Test Prices available on request
Repeat dressing €30
X-Ray  €120
Ultrasound €180 – 245
CT Scan €360*
Cardiac CT Scan  €650*
* (Only covered by ESB and Garda if referred by Consultant. Aviva does not cover cardiac CT scans)
MRI  – without Contrast – €350* – with Contrast – €417*
*Cost of CT/MRI is directly charged to AVIVA/GARDA/ESB.  Please ask to sign an insurance claim form. VHI has direct coverage for MRI only if referred by Consultant
Physiotherapy Consultation  First consultation: €75 for 45 minutes / €50 for 30 minutes
 Crutches   €15 for standard size / €20 for other size crutches
 Walking Boot  €130
 Knee Brace   €150
 Spinal Brace  €170
Please note all patients are liable for emergency room fees. Insurance companies may reimburse some costs claimed through the out-patient rule but reimbursement is subject to individual policy excesses.

Which patients we can see:

We welcome walk-in patients, and we also offer GPs a phone triage system from 10am to 7pm Monday – Friday (for following day appointments where suitable) and all day Saturday (10am-6pm). We will also provide a same day discharge letter for all patients referred to us by GPs. If you have any questions, please phone the Emergency Department on  01 2939 999.

Which patients we cannot treat:

  • Children under 16 years
  • Patients with acute psychiatric conditions
  • Obstetric patients

As Beacon Hospital is not a public hospital, it will not take public ambulance traffic. There is a cap on Emergency Department fees of €480 for outpatient services (ie. this is the most you will pay, irrespective of how many radiology etc. tests are carried out). Cap will exclude CT and MRI (CT and MRI ordered via the ED have direct settlement for AVIVA subscribers, ie. no shortfall. MRI ordered via the ED has direct settlement for VHI subscribers, ie. no shortfall). If you are admitted and insured appropriately your insurance covers the tests.