Monthly attendances double at Minor Injuries Unit

Almost 9000 people assessed at MIU in first 10 months of 2023

The number of people attending the Minor Injuries Unit in Monaghan Hospital has doubled month on month since January, with a total of 8,895 people assessed this year to the end of October.

In July the MIU extended its hours from 8am to 8pm.

Figures from January 2023 stood at 627 attendances, with that figure increasing now to over 1151 attendances in September.

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan/Monaghan Niamh Smyth welcomed the development.

“I called for this extension of its opening hours for a number of years and I’m delighted that my Fianna Fáil colleague Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly listened to our call. The numbers speak for themselves. They are steadily increasing month on month. I can only imagine what they will be this time next year. It’s an exceptional service and I am always hearing raving reviews for how quick and efficient it is from members of the public. Well done to the staff there in Monaghan Hospital running this exceptional service.”

“Since the extension of the Minor Injury Unit opening hours in July (up until end of October 2023) 4,352 people walked through their doors and were assessed. This year The monthly attendances have doubled in that time from January’s figures. I have no doubt this is also easing pressure on services within Cavan A&E which can only be welcomed,” concluded Deputy Smyth.