New and improved €2m Injury Unit opens at Ennis Hospital

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A new €2m Injury Unit has been opened at Ennis Hospital. The purpose-built facility replaces the existing unit that has operated out of the main hospital building since 2013.

The new Injury Unit has five separate patient assessment bays, with the highest standards in Infection Prevention and Control (IP&C) compliance. There is also a brightly decorated waiting room and a separate triage area. Other utilities include a clinical room, storeroom, senior nurse manager’s office space, and a nurses’ station.

Joe Cassidy, Acting Director of Nursing at Ennis Hospital, said the new unit would bring immediate improvements for staff and significantly enhance the overall patient experience at Ennis Hospital.“

Dr Cormac Mehigan, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, said, “The Injury Unit in Ennis, and the units in St John’s and Nenagh, are an excellent alternative for people where we can provide fast, effective treatment for minor injuries that don’t require a lengthy wait in the Emergency Department in UHL.