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.
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:
- 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
- Investigations and Diagnostics
- Nursing support from our experienced team
- Stitching and Casting
- Theatre and ICU
- Sports Medicine Services
- 10am to 7pm: Monday – Friday
- 10am to 6pm: Saturday
- Closed: Sunday & Bank Holidays
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. Please note that there is an additional €40 admission charge on top of the Consultation Fee for those patients admitted to hospital.
- Review Fee €90
- Application of a Cast E90
- Sutures (includes ED fee & X-ray if required) E325
- Dislocation of Joint (MUA) E325-995
- Wrist Splint E18
- Spirometer €5
|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|
|Ultrasound||€180 – 245|
|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|
|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.