Save our Emergency Department for emergencies


St George and Sutherland Hospitals encourage community to seek appropriate care (Media Release)

The staff at St George Hospital emergency department are preparing for the winter months; with last year witnessing a spike in traffic to the emergency department.

Presentations to the emergency department are often varied, and can include abdominal pain, gastroenteritis, lacerations, sprained ankles, vomiting, viral illness, minor fractures and dental abscesses.

Remember, if you are experiencing:

  • Serious illness or injury
  • Suspected heart attack or stroke
  • Breathing problems
  • In need of urgent medical attention

Go to the Emergency Department, or call 000 immediately.

 

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Other Available Services

For a list of Medical Centre’s and their opening hours, view the brochure.

There are many alternatives to seeking treatment in the Emergency Department and going directly to an appropriate practitioner can help you with a quicker recovery, improved follow up and better continuity of care. This also frees up St George Hospital services to run as efficiently as possible.

 

Vomiting? Back pain? Flu? Sore throat? Headaches?

Visit your GP or GP after-hours service.

Coughs and colds? Minor wound or burn? Constipation? Aches and pains?

Drop into your local pharmacy for expert advice.

Did you know you can speak to a nurse?

24 hour health advice: tel 1800 022 222
(healthdirect Australia)

If you need an interpreter, call TIS: 131 450

Do you need a doctor to come to your home?

Call the National Home Doctor Service on 137425

Need to talk to someone about a mental health issue?

Mental Health Line: tel 1800 011 511

 

 

Save our Emergency Department for real emergencies (Video - Mandarin)

 

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Save our Emergency Department for real emergencies (Video - Arabic)

 

Save our Emergency Department for real emergencies (Video - Nepalese)

Serious illness or injury? Suspected heart attack or stroke? Breathing problems? In need of urgent medical attention?

Patients who are experiencing heart and breathing problems or who need urgent medical attention should always attend their Emergency Department or call 000.

This means that treatment is given to those who need it as quickly as possible.

Remember, call 000 for an emergency ambulance or visit your nearest Emergency Department.

The St George Hospital Emergency Department is located at Gray Street, Kogarah and is staffed by expert health professionals.

 

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Vomiting? Back pain? Flu? Sore throat? Headaches?

Patients with non-urgent conditions should see their own GP or attend a GP after-hours (24 hours) clinic.

A GP can deal with your illness including chronic conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes and asthma.

They can also give general care and treat people who suddenly become unwell.

They can organise an x-ray, arrange for a specialist to see you urgently and arrange emergency admission if required.

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GP closed? Need advice?

Visit a GP after-hours clinic. GP after-hours service is located at:

St George GP After Hours Service
Hurstville Private Hospital
37 Gloucester Road, Hurstville NSW 2220 (map)
Phone: 9553 0795

For more details on after hours medical centres within the St George area see the attached brochure.

 

Did you know you can also speak to a registered nurse for free health advice?

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Coughs and colds? Minor wound or burn? Constipation? Aches and pains?

Drop into your local pharmacy to get expert advice or information on healthcare, as well as help with your medicines.

Your pharmacist has a wide range of medicines to treat minor problems such as hay fever, athlete’s foot, coughs, colds, constipation and cold sores.

Did you know?
Community pharmacies are open at convenient times on Saturdays and Sundays in many locations.

Nearest pharmacy?
Go to the Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s Pharmacy Locator which can be viewed online.

Pharmacy emergency after-hours telephone number: (02) 9467 7100

 

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