Emergency Department

Beacon Hospital is home to Ireland’s most comprehensive consultant-led private Emergency Department. Phone 01 293 9999.

Beacon Hospital’s ED is a consultant-led Department. Our team of experts are on hand to offer immediate access to medical assessment and treatment. Our Consultants in Emergency Medicine and their team treat an array of conditions and injuries from sprains, breaks and cardiac complaints to acute medical and surgical emergencies.

Backed by our full-service hospital with over 250 Consultants and 1300 healthcare professionals, Beacon Hospital ED is Ireland’s most comprehensive private Emergency Department.


  • What is the cost of attending the ED?

    The Emergency Department fee is €160 for patients who are discharged that same day. Patients who are admitted to the hospital will be charged an additional €40 admission fee.

    Please note that additional charges may apply for certain tests, treatments or items required such as X-rays, CT Scans, MRIs, blood tests, crutches, walking boots or braces, splints or consultations with other specialists such as Consultants or Physiotherapists. Your nurse will be able to advise you of any costs prior to examination or treatment.

    There is a cap of €560 for outpatient services. This covers most of the above but some exclusions for less common tests may apply. Your nurse or our ED Admin team can explain these to you in detail.

  • My GP referred me to the ED, do I still have to pay the fee?

    Yes. As the hospital is independent of your GP Practice, the ED fees will apply whether your GP refers you or you are a self-referral.

  • I don’t have Private Heath Insurance, can I still come to the ED?

    Yes. Many patients chose to self-pay to get access to medical care and tests quickly. You will be asked to pay upfront fees on arrival at the ED. If you are admitted to the hospital, you will be charged the first two nights in advance of your admission. If you are discharged after only one night, you will be refunded the second night’s fee. 

    Please note that if you are admitted, additional charges may apply where tests or referrals to other Consultants are necessary. Please talk to your admitting nurse who will be best placed to advise you of possible charges.

  • Can I bring my child to the ED?

    No. Beacon Hospital is unable to accept children under the age of 16 years to the Emergency Department. If your child requires medical attention, please take them to your GP or your nearest paediatric hospital’s Emergency Department. If your child requires urgent attention, please dial emergency services.

  • I am pregnant and require medical attention. Can I attend your ED?

    No. Beacon Hospital’s Emergency Department is not equipped to treat expectant mothers. If you require medical attention, please report to the Emergency Department in your nearest Maternity Hospital. If you require urgent attention, please dial emergency services.

  • If I call an emergency services ambulance, can I request to be brought to Beacon Hospital’s ED?

    No, the national ambulance service will bring you to your nearest on-duty public Accident & Emergency Department. An emergency services ambulance will never bring you to a private Emergency Department regardless of private health insurance.

  • If I need to be admitted, will there always be a bed for me?

    While we always so our best to accommodate all patients requiring admission, we cannot guarantee that beds will always be available. This is due to the nature of healthcare. All decisions around beds will be made based on clinical need. If you require admission and no beds are available, our team will do their best to get you transferred to a hospital where a bed is available for you.

Emergency Department





Opening Hours:

  • Monday to Friday
    10am to 7pm
    10am to 6pm
    Sundays & Bank Holidays

ED Code of Conduct

Our staff will always do their upmost to ensure respect, compassion and professionalism while dealing with our patients. We ask that patients please treat our staff with the same respect while in our care.