Mullingar's Minor Injury Unit Expecting Busy Weekend

As pressure continues to grow in Accident and Emergency Departments across the country, it’s expected people will turn to MIUs for treatment.

Regional Hospital Mullingar’s Minor Injury Unit in Ballinderry is expecting to see large numbers attend the facility this weekend. 

As pressure continues to grow in Accident and Emergency Departments across the country, it’s expected people will turn to MIUs for treatment.

Minor Injury units deal with minor to moderate injuries including broken bones, cuts, scalds, and burns. 

There is also a far shorter wait time to be seen in an MIU compared to an A&E Department.  


Hospital Manager of Regional Hospital Mullingar Kay Slevin says, “We’re very fortunate to have an MIU in Mullingar.  It is really important that the public know that the service is available so they can avoid unnecessary long wait time in an Emergency Department. There has been very positive feedback received from patients who have attended the MIU and patients are being seen and assessed in less than 2 hours”

The HSE, DoH and Minister for Health have all been encouraging the public to examine their options before attending an A&E Department. This includes going to your GP, pharmacy or MIU in the first instance.   

People from Mullingar and surrounding areas from the age of 16 and over are able to attend the unit 7 days a week:  

  • Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 6:00pm  
  • Saturday and Sunday 10:00am to 6:00pm.  
  • Closed on Bank Holidays  

Other benefits of the MIU include:  

  • Patients will be charged a fee of €75, which is less than the €100.00 fee charged to attend an Emergency Department. There is no charge for patients who have Medical Card or who have a referral letter from either their General Practice.  
  • The average time to be seen and discharged in an Injury Unit is under two hours.

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