Head Injury Advice - Children

Cork Emergency Departments

Common complaints following a head injury are:

If these complaints are getting worse or you are concerned about them after two weeks you should see your own doctor.

Head injury observation instructions for parents and guardians

Following a head injury, your child should be kept under observation for the next 24 hours. If any concern arises that he/she is developing a problem, please seek advice from your GP or this Emergency Department or, if necessary, make arrangements to bring him/her back to hospital by ambulance, taxi or car.

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The signs that you should look out for are:

When your child is sleeping, you should observe every few hours to establish:

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

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

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If you are concerned, please contact the Emergency Department you first attended:

Mercy Injury Unit, Gurranabraher (021)4926900

LIU Mallow(022)58506

LIU Bantry(027)52900

Last review Dr ÍOS 4/04/24.