As of Saturday, August 1st 2020, Beacon Hospital’s Emergency Department will operate as per a normal, walk-in service with phone triage no longer required. We have introduced a number of enhanced safety measures to keep our patients and staff safe as service returns to normal.

These include, but are not limited to, enhanced cleaning schedules, mandatory face cover wearing for patients and staff, physical distancing, installation of automatic doors and temperature screening.

We ask that patients who are covid symptomatic, or have reason to believe they are infected, phone us on 01 293 9999 and do not attend in person without a prior call. This will allow us to prepare any extra safety measures which may be required.

The ED will be open between the hours of 10 am and 7pm Monday to Friday, and 10am to 6pm on Saturdays. Please note that the ED will remain closed on Sundays and on Bank Holidays.

Patients attending the Emergency Department will not be required to have a Covid swab test, unless it is clinically indicated. If a patient requires an overnight stay after examination in the ED, a covid test will be required. The cost of this will be included in the ED charges and can be billed to your private health insurance provider.

The Cap on Emergency Department fees remains at €560. Most health insurers will cover some, or all, of this. Please contact your health insurer for full details on your level of cover.

Please note that our ED does not accept the following patients: children under the age of 16 years, Psychiatric Emergencies, Obstetrics, Pregnant Patients and Acute Stroke.

Thank you.