Minor Emergency Department

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Alongside our GP clinic we also have our Minor Emergency Department which is designed for minor illnesses and injuries.  This facility was set up due to the locality of RocDoc being based within a community where transport times to hospital are significant and ambulance stations are not based within the immediate area. Â

Within RocDoc we have a reception area, main waiting area, children’s waiting room, private consultation rooms, paediatric consultation rooms, adult consultation rooms, resus bays, meeting rooms and also the ability to purchase some medications and over the counter items (e.g. local honey, paracetamol, ibuprofen, children’s paracetamol and ibuprofen, etc.)

Some of the illnesses / injuries that we CAN see are (for a full list please see below):

  • Wound closures (suturing, glue, steri strips)
  • Burns and scalds
  • Tetanus matters
  • Minor head injuries
  • Nebulisers
  • Blood tests
  • Panic attacks
  • Ear, nose and throat infections
  • Insect and animal bites
  • Dressing care
  • Cellulitis (skin infections)
  • Rashes
  • Allergies and hay fever
  • Soft tissue injuries (sprains, strains, dislocations, etc.)
  • Back pain

RocDoc is prepared to deal with major injuries and illness also until such time as the ambulance service arrives, we are not however in the position to manage these patients fully or on an ongoing basis.  We also have the ability to treat serious patients on a short term life saving basis whilst the ambulance is en route to our location. Please remember that we cannot provide ongoing care for such patients as these types of patients need to be treated in specialised hospitals and would be conveyed off site to a hospital that specialised as such so that they can receive the best possible and appropriate care.  If you are in a situation such as this please call 999 or 112 and request an ambulance immediately.

If you are unsure if we can facilitate you then please contact us on 0818 543 999 and we are more than happy to advise you directly on suitability of referral.

Department's Services

No, you don’t need to make an appointment as we do accept walk in patients.  However, we always advise that people call us prior to just arriving to check availability as we can get very busy and any appointments already booked will take priority over any walk in patients.  We don’t really like people to be waiting for prolonged periods in the waiting area so calling first will ensure that this doesn’t happen as we can let you know when we can get you an appointment.  Please be aware that if you don’t contact us to check availability that if we have no availability there may be a while before you can be seen and we do try to ensure that patients are seen as soon as possible in all instances.

Please note that this list is not exhaustive and we also offer Specialist Clinics.

Soft tissue injuries (sprains / strains / dislocations)
Back pain
Wound closure – suture / glue /steri strip – for wounds
Burns and scalds
Insect and animal bites
Dressing care
Cellulitis (skin infections)
Viral / fungal skin infections (thrush, nail infections, etc.)
Allergies and hay fever
Urinary tract infections (water infections)
Diarrhoea and vomiting
Abdominal pain
Respiratory tract infections (flu like symptoms)
Ears, nose and throat infections

Ear syringing
Emergency contraceptive (morning after pill)
Retained objects – sexual health
STD health screening and advice
Pregnancy testing
Minor breast / testicular pain or abnormality
Minor eye injuries (conjunctivitis, styes, superficial foreign bodies)
Minor head injuries
Health checks
Blood tests
Headaches / dizziness / vertigo
Panic attacks
Employee / insurance medicals

Chest paints (emergency cardiac conditions, heart attack)

Emergency cerebral events (strokes, seizures, TIAs)

Severe trauma


Reduced level of consciousness

Any life threatening injury / illness that will require admittance


  • Booked in for walk through test , arrived on time , out in 10mins, received results 24hrs later . Very happy with service received.

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    Brian Grant
  • Reliable, professional service. They have squeezed myself and my partner in on short notice with emergencies in the past and have now become our regular attending GP.
    Fantastic parking facilities out front. Receptionists are friendly and welcoming. The doctors are amazing and very happy to answer any questions. My partner will not see anyone else (just kidding) any other doctor we have been seen by is attentive and polite.
    Only thing is email response time recently can be a bit slow/non-existent but understandable due to the nature of the job and current ongoing pandemic (normally was immediate and all emails answered so did not deduct a star).

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    S McG
  • Great staff. Friendly, helpful, prompt, knowledgeable. I highly recommend

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    Vince Duggan
  • My little girl had a fall tonight and badly hurt her finger. I rushed to Rocdoc immediately with her and Dr Damien saw her straight away, was so gentle with her and cleaned her up before sending us home. I was so impressed and would highly recommend RocDoc. Thank you so much.

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    Valerie Whitford
  • nothhing bad to say about this place, always dealt with in a professional manner!
    big plus that they open late!!!

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    James Treacy
  • Was working in ashbourne and became very ill.Went to Roc doc and was met by receptionist. I was totally disorintated and could hardly give my personal details.The doctor saw me within minutes and put me on a nebuliser .
    He then contacted a member of my family and arranged for immediate transfer to hospital.
    I am so thankful to all the staff for their support in such difficult circumstances.

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    Tom Phelan
  • I phoned Aisling on reception and she kindly squeezed my 3month old son in today at such short notice.
    Dr Sadia Adlam treated him and she was so kind towards us both. Would recommend.
    Super service

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    Amy Kerr
  • Brilliant service and always so friendly and accommodating.

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    Gillian Moriarty
  • Staff are very accommodating pleasant and mannerly

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    paul doyle
  • Best practices nearby!
    The staff is lovely, very friendly, professional and knowledgeable. The facilities are great, they have an ultrasound clinic, physio, and stock some medicine too.
    Their opening hours are fantastic, but you (obviously) have to pay more for out of hours. They have a great followup policy, and are very flexible in general.

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    Kriszti Varga-Werner