Mayo University Hospital continues to deal with high attendances coupled with the rising Covid-19 cases in the community and a Covid-19 outbreak on the site. People attending at the hospital will be clinically streamed in advance of entering the emergency department and will be directed to the Acute Covid Assessment Unit (ACAU) as required.


Mayo University Hospital is urging people to only attend at the ACAU if they are acutely unwell.


While the ACAU is a dedicated assessment unit for Covid, it must prioritise those with greatest medical need. People with mild symptoms are urged to self-isolate and book a PCR test when available here: Book a COVID-19 test - HSE (


You can book a COVID-19 PCR test online if you:

  • are over 39, have symptoms of COVID-19 and have not had a positive PCR test in the past 3 months

  • are booking for a child who is under 4, has symptoms of COVID-19 and has not had a positive PCR test in the past 3 months

  • had a positive antigen test in the past 24 hours

  • are a healthcare worker

If you are aged 4 to 39 and you have symptoms of COVID-19, do not book a PCR test.
You should 
book antigen tests online instead.

There are a high number of patients waiting to be admitted to the hospital and the Emergency Department (ED) remains extremely busy.


We are asking the public to attend at ED only in an emergency and to contact Westdoc GP Out of Hours service on 0818 360000 in the first instance if their health problem is not urgent.


In addition, the Injury Unit in Roscommon University Hospital is open from 8am to 8pm every day to treat a range of injuries in both adults and children over five years of age. The unit can be reached on 090 663 2212


For people with signs of a heart attack, stroke or other serious medical emergency, please come to the ED or call 999 or 112.


We are committed to treating everyone who presents to our ED however we do so strictly in order of medical priority. Given the volume of patients attending the Emergency Department, we regret there  will be delays and long wait times for those who do not need urgent treatment.


Please help our staff to focus on our patients who need us most.


As part of the hospital’s COVID-19 measures, we ask that patients wait in the ED alone to help maintain social distancing. A companion will only be permitted in exceptional circumstances. This is to minimise the risk of infection and to keep everyone safe. We remind patients to please wear a face covering/mask when in the ED and to comply with any COVID-19 screening processes.


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