The Rotunda Hospital Dublin

In Case of Emergency

In the case of emergency you can get medical help from the Rotunda Emergency Unit which is open 24 hours a day 365 days a year:

Call 1800 522 687

Emergency Unit

The assessment and emergency unit provides a 24-hour service for the examination and assessment of women who come in with signs of labour, complications of pregnancy, complications in the postnatal period or acute gynaecological emergencies. It is located on the ground floor, opposite the main reception area.

You may contact the assessment and emergency unit for advice at any time by phoning 1800 522 687 for advice or to speak to a midwife.


The hospital provides an out-of-hours service for newborn babies up to 2 weeks of age by appointment only. If your baby is over 2 weeks old, you should attend a paediatric hospital such as the Children’s University Hospital, Temple Street, as the Rotunda cannot admit babies of this age. 

On Your Arrival in the Emergency Unit

The staff at the main reception desk will check some information with you and inform a midwife in the unit that you have arrived. The midwife will aim to see you as soon as possible. They will talk to you about your symptoms or concerns. They will review your healthcare record and will carry out an examination and assessment to find out how urgently you need to be reviewed. This is called a ‘triage’ consultation.


The midwife will decide if you need to be seen by a doctor and will tell you how long you are likely to be waiting.

You will be seen as quickly as possible and in order of medical need. If you feel your symptoms are changing while you are waiting please tell the midwife.