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Sexual Assault Treatment Units (SATU)

There are six Sexual Assault Treatment Units (SATUs) in Ireland. They provide specialist care for women and men aged fourteen years and over who have recently been sexually assaulted or raped.  The specialist team of SATU staff provide easily accessible, holistic services which address the medical, psychological and emotional needs and appropriate follow up care for victims of sexual crime, in a supportive, sensitive manner. This includes provision of treatment such as emergency contraception and medication to reduce the possibility of developing sexually transmitted infection.  The SATU services respond to requests from the Gardaí for the collection of forensic evidence to aid the legal process and also provide services for people who do not wish to report the incident to the Gardaí. There is no charge for any of the SATU services or follow up appointments. SATU services can be contacted at any time via An Garda Síochána, or by contacting the individual SATU.

To contact your local SATU please select an area below or for more information you can visit the HSE website by clicking here:

Cork | Donegal | Dublin | Galway | Mid West | Mullingar | Waterford

Cork Sexual Assault Treatment Unit

Opening Times Service available 24 hours a day 365 days a year
Location  South Infirmary / Victoria University Hospital, Cork.
Services  Sexual Violence Centre Cork psychological support workers are available to all attending patients.
Contact Details Monday – Friday, 0830-1630 contact 021 4926297/ 021 4926100 Bleep 789
Out of hours or week-ends contact Nursing Admin 021 4926100

Donegal Sexual Assault Treatment Unit

Opening Times Services available 08.00 – 20.00 hrs, 365 days a year
Location  NoWDOC premises, Old Town, Letterkenny.
Services  Donegal Sexual Abuse & Rape Crisis Centre psychological support workers are available to all attending patients.
Contact Details Services can be accessed via Sexual Assault Treatment Unit: 0870681964 or via 0749104436 (08.00 - 20.00 hrs 7 days a week)
Out of hours please contact Letterkenny General Hospital Emergency Department: 0749125888 ext. 359

Dublin Sexual Assault Treatment Unit

Opening Times Service available 24 hours a day 365 days a year
Location  Rotunda Hospital, Dublin 1
Services  Dublin Rape Crisis Centre psychological support workers are available to all patients.
Contact Details

For advice or to book an appointment ring the unit on 01 8171736 Mon- Fri 08.00 and 16.00
Out of hours contact Rotunda Hospital 01 8171700 and ask for SATU.

Galway Sexual Assault Treatment Unit

Opening Times Service available 24 hours a day 365 days a year
Location  Located in a dedicated building near Galway racecourse.
Services  Galway Rape Crisis Centre psychological support workers are available to all attending patients.
Contact Details For advice or to book an appointment contact your local Garda Station or ring the unit 091765751 or 0876338118 Mon -Fri 0800- 16.00.

Midwest Forensic Medical Examination Service

Opening Times Available 365 days a year Monday - Friday 6pm – 8am Saturdays, Sundays & Bank Holidays 24 hours
Location  University Hospital Limerick
Services  Outpatients Department RCC in attendance
Contact Details Contact SHANNONDOC Tel: 1850 212 999
During office hours contact Galway or Cork SATU

Mullingar Sexual Assault Treatment Unit

Opening Times Service available 24 hours a day 365 days a year
Location  Midland Regional Hospital, Mullingar.
Services  Tullamore Rape Crisis Centre psychological support workers are available to all attending patients.
Contact Details

For advice or to book an appointment contact the Gardaí or ring the unit 044 9394239 or 086 0409952 Mon -Fri 0800- 1730.

Out of hours or week-ends contact your local Garda Station or call nursing administration via hospital switchboard on 044 93 40221 

Waterford Sexual Assault Treatment Unit

Opening Times Service available 24 hours a day 365 days a year
Location  Waterford Regional Hospital.
Services  Waterford Rape and Sexual Abuse centre psychological support workers are available to all attending patients
Contact Details

For advice or to book an appointment contact the SATU directly on 051 842157

Out of hours contact the nurse on call via the hospital switchboard on 051 848000

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