If you have a minor injury, the Mater Smithfield Rapid Injury Clinic offers you assessment and treatment. You don’t need an appointment or a GP referral.


What to expect at the clinic

You will be treated by a doctor and a nurse who specialise in emergency care. The clinic and its staff can access all of the Mater Hospital’s services. When you arrive at the clinic, you will be registered and then seen by an advanced nurse practitioner or a doctor. You may be referred for X-rays if necessary.

The clinic does not have access to non-urgent scanning including MRI/CT/US or non-urgent outpatient appointments.

Clinic Opening Hours

Monday - Friday: 8am - 6pm

Saturday - Sunday: 10am - 6pm (closed on bank holiday Mondays)

Note: Last Registration at 5:30pm.

We treat

  • Suspected broken bones in legs (from knees to toes)
  • Suspected broken bones to arm (from collar bone to fingertip)
  • Sprains and strains
  • Wounds, bites (animal or insect) cuts, grazes and scalp laceration
  • Minor burns and scalds
  • Foreign bodies
  • Minor chest injuries
  • Minor chest injuries
  • Minor head injuries (fully conscious patients who did not experience loss of consciousness or vomit after the head injury)

We don't treat

  • Conditions due to "medical illness" such as fever, seizures and headache
  • Serious head injury
  • Chest pain
  • Respiratory (breathing) conditions
  • Abdominal (stomach) pain
  • Pelvic or hip fracture
  • Pregnancy related conditions
  • Neck or back pain
  • Non traumatic limb pain
  • Chronic injuries – please go to your GP
  • Children under 16

How much does it cost?

A summary of these charges is outlined below.

Type of chargesCost
Non-medical card holders €75
Non- EU short term visitors €380
Patients with full medical cards Free
Patients with valid medical/GP referral letter Free

How to get to the Clinic

There are a number of options available when travelling to Mater Smithfield Rapid Injury Clinic.

Buses from city centre (Aston Quay) No. 90 and (Wellington Quay) No. 25, 25A, 66 and 67.

Disembark at the RED line Smithfield stop. Walk towards the Smithfield Square market. The Mater Smithfield Injury Clinic is the last building on the left hand side, beside One Escape Gym.

From northside of Liffey

From northside, drive down Phibsborough Road towards Kings Inn on Constitution Hill.

Arriving onto North King Street, turn right and take the third left onto Queen Street.

The access to the Mater Smithfield Injury Clinic’s underground parking is on your left.

From southside of Liffey

From Rathmines, drive down Camden Street onto Aungier Street and onto South Great George’s Street, taking a left when you reach Dame Street.

Keep going until you come to the second right (Bridge Street) and cross over the bridge onto Church Street, turning left when you reach North King Street.

The Mater Smithfield Injury Clinic is on your left with limited car parking to the front.

Car parking

There is some street parking near the Smithfield Rapid Injury Clinic. Parking on the street and the cost can be found on the Dublin City Council's Pay and Display Parking website.

The underground parking is available also nearby the Smithfield Rapid Injury Clinic. Parking the car in the underground with the cost can be found on the Park Rite's website.