Head Injury Advice - Adult


Cork Emergency Departments


Common complaints symptoms following a head injury are:

If these complaints are getting worse or you still have them after two weeks you should see your own doctor. Print version

(Advice for the person taking a patient home from the Emergency Department)

Please watch the patient closely over the next day or so and rouse gently every few hours:

If the answer to any of these questions is 'Yes' or you are worried about anything else, you should telephone the Emergency Department at the above number, or if you are very worried take the patient straight back to the

Some extra advice for the patient to help you get well:

Following this advice will help you to recover from your head injury more quickly, and it may stop some of the symptoms from happening.

IRFU concussion guidelines 2014 (print version). Print version


If you are concerned, please contact the Emergency Department you first attended: MUH (021) 4271971 M-UCC at SMHC (St. Mary’s Health Campus) (021) 4926900 CUH (021) 4920200 LIU Mallow General Hospital (022) 58506 Bantry General Hospital (027) 52900

Dr Gemma Kelleher 06/07/04. Review date 06/07/05 Reviewed by Dr ÍOS 08/04/2007. Last review Dr. ÍOS 29/04/15