Aidan Walsh (Cork hurler) at the Mallow Injury Unit with fellow players Darren Browne and Lorcan McLoughlin, Dr. Ralph de Kramer and nurses Siobhan Buckley and Joan Casey. (Pic John Sheehan)

Treats patients with broken bones, dislocations, sprains, strains, shoulders to fingers and knees to toes, wounds, scalds and minor burns that are unlikely to need overnight admission to hospital, Mallow Injury Unit is delighted to continually treat and provide swift treatment and care to Cork’s GAA stars.

Staffed by consultant led teams of experienced doctors, nurses, radiographers and physiotherapists, the unit is open 7 days a week, last patient at 7pm.

Aidan Walsh, Cork hurler said: “As a GAA player, injuries are always a possibility. During my GAA career, I have been subject to some serious injuries and Mallow Injury Unit has always been my first port of call.

“The MIU provides swift efficient and effective treatment, and the team here are great and professional at all times. I am very lucky to have access to such a vital amenity in the Mallow area and I would encourage anyone with broken bones or in need of an X-ray to contact Mallow Injury Unit.”

Units Nationwide

The HSE has 11 Injury Units now in place across the country with three located in Cork – also in Bantry and Gurranabraher.

By the end of October 2018, 26,536 patients have been treated at the Injury Units in Cork – 5,529 of these were treated in Mallow. Patients can go directly to the unit or be referred by a GP.

There is no charge for patients with full medical cards or those patients with a valid medical/GP referral letter.