Emergency and Urgent Services

Unscheduled Care

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Our Emergency Departments at the South West Acute Hospital, Enniskillen and Altnagelvin Hospital, Londonderry are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and during holiday periods.

There is also an Urgent Care and Treatment Centre at the Tyrone County Hosptial, Omagh. The unit is also open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and during holiday periods. 

Services at our Emergency Departments
Emergency departments assess and treat patients with serious or sudden injuries or illnesses, for example:

  • suspected heart attack
  • suspected stroke
  • serious head injury
  • serious accident
  • heavy blood loss
  • a deep wound such as a stab wound
  • a suspected heart attack
  • difficulty in breathing
  • severe burns
  • a severe allergic reaction

Generally, you should visit our Emergency Department if you have one of these conditions. If an ambulance is needed, call 999.

Please remember that everyone is assessed on clinical need so people will not always bee seen in the order that they arrive.

Location
Click here for directions to the South West Acute Hospital
Click here for site map of the South West Acute Hospital
Click here for directions to Altnagelvin Hospital
Click here for site map of Altnagelvin Hospital

Contact Details
Altnagelvin Hospital: (028) 7134 5171
South West Acute Hosptial: (028) 6638 2000

Additional Support
There is free guest wifi at both the South West Acute Hospital and at Altnagelvin Hospital.

Consultant Staff

Altnagelvin Hospital
Mr James Steele
Mr Paul Baylis
Mr Stephen Clenaghan
Mr Gavin O'Neill

South West Acute Hospital
Mr Campbell Brown
Mr Ian Crawford
Mr Moti Rahman
Tom Allen


Services at our Urgent Care and Treatment Centre
Our Minor Injuries Unit can treat injuries that are not critical or life threatening, for example:

  • injuries to upper and lower limbs
  • broken bones, sprains, bruises and wounds
  • bites – human, animal and insect
  • burns and scalds
  • abscesses and wound infections
  • minor head injuries
  • broken noses and nosebleeds
  • foreign bodies in the eyes and nose

Admission
The Urgent Care and Treatment Centre (UCTC) at Tyrone County Hospital is a Nurse-led Minor Injuries Unit.
Patients who arrive here will provide their details and will then be assessed by highly trained staff nurses before being seen by the Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP).Patients are seen as a matter of priority so sometimes, for more minor problems, you may have to wait for a while in the waiting area.  The team consists of Emergency Nurse Practitioners who will see, treat and discharge the full range of presenting minor injuries. They are assisted by staff Nurses who assess, carry out treatments, give advice and support and ensure that priority cases are expedited quickly through the department.

The staff receives telephone advice from Emergency Department Consultants on both the South West Acute and Altnagelvin sites and use tele-medicine to assist with diagnosis. The service is also supported by Health Care Assistant and Reception Staff.

Location
Click here for directions to the Tyrone County Hospital Omagh
Click here for the site map of the Tyrone County Hospital

Telephone Contact Details:
Urgent Care and Treatment Centre, Tyrone County Hospital: (028) 8283 3100

Key Staff
Sr Kay Gartland, UCTC Manager


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