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Reduced charges for use of Mallow Injury Unit Welcome – O’Shea

Reduced charges for use of Mallow Injury Unit Welcome – O’Shea

Cork North West Fine Gael General Candidate Cllr. John Paul O’Shea has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD that the charge for attending minor injury units including the Unit based in Mallow General Hospital has been reduced.

The Minister has signed a statutory instrument to reduce the charge from €100 to €75. This will take effect immediately.

Welcoming the announcement, Cllr O’Shea said “There are 11 minor injury units nationwide and three in Cork: Mallow, Bantry & St. Mary’s Health Campus, Cork City. Mallow Injury Unit has been a great asset to North Cork since it was established and treats patients with broken bones, dislocations, sprains, wounds, scalds and minor burns that are unlikely to need admission to hospital. Staff in Injury Units perform x-rays, reduce joint dislocations, apply plaster casts and treat wounds by stitches or other means.

Minister Harris said “We want to do everything we can to assist with the pressures on our emergency departments and we believe our Minor Injury Units can assist in this regard.”

Minister Harris also confirmed an additional €13 million has been allocated to assist the Health Service Executive during the winter period.


There are 11 Minor Injury Units across the country:

  • St Columcille’s Injury Unit, Loughlinstown
  • Dundalk Injury Unit
  • Mater Smithfield Rapid Injury Clinic
  • Monaghan Injury Unit
  • Roscommon Injury Unit
  • Ennis Injury Unit
  • Nenagh Injury Unit
  • St John’s Injury Unit, Limerick
  • The Mercy Injury Unit, Cork
  • Mallow Injury Unit
  • Bantry Injury Unit

Details of Cork’s three Minor Injury Units:

Mallow Injury Unit

Mallow General Hospital, Co Cork 
022 58506
Eircode: P51 N288

Opening Time 8am-8pm 
Open 7 days, Last patient check in at 7pm. Open on Bank Holidays
Patient age groups seen 5 years upwards 

The Mercy Injury Unit (Urgent Care Centre)

St. Mary’s Health Campus, Gurranabraher, Cork
021 4926900/901
Eircode: T23 YV52

Opening Times 8am-6pm
Open 7 days Open on Bank Holidays
Patient age groups seen 10 years Upwards

Bantry Injury Unit

Bantry General Hospital,
Bantry, Co. Cork

Telephone: 027 52929
Eircode: P75 DX93

Opening Times 8am-7:30pm
Open 7 days, Last patient check in at 7pm Open on Bank Holidays including Christmas Day  
Patient age groups seen 5 years upwards.