In an emergency always dial 000 and ask for an ambulance.
Hospital emergency departments are open 24 hours a day, including public holidays.
The role of emergency departments is to care for emergencies. An emergency is when an illness or injury is serious and requires urgent attention.
The order in which you will be seen in an emergency department is determined by the seriousness of your health problem, not the time of your arrival. Those people with the most serious and urgent conditions will always be seen first, and those with less serious conditions may have to wait until the doctor is free.
The following emergency departments are located in the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District:
|Prince of Wales Hospital - Adult Emergency Department||Barker St, Randwick||9382 8400|
|The Sutherland Hospital - Emergency Department||Kareena Rd, Caringbah||9540 7111|
|St George Hospital - Emergency Department||Gray St, Kogarah||9113 1111|
|Sydney Hospital and Sydney Eye Hospital - Adult Emergency Department||8 Macquarie St, Sydney||9382 7111|
* NSW Health defines a child as a person younger than 16 years of age, and a child as becoming an adult on their 16th birthday.
Other Emergency Services
|Child Protection Unit (SCH)||9382 1412 (Business hours)
9382 1111 (After hours)
|SESLHD Mental Health Service (including St George, Sutherland and Eastern Suburbs)||1800 011 511 (NSW only)|
|Family and Community Services (FACS)
Child protection Helpline
Domestic Violence Line
1800 656 463
1800 152 152
|NSW Poisons Information Centre||131 126|
|Kids Helpline||1800 551 800|
|The National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service||1800 737 732 or at www.1800RESPECT.org.au|
|Alcohol and Drug Information Service||9361 8000 (Sydney)
1800 422 599 (Country)
|Youth help - Eheadspace online chat||1800 650 890|
|Public Health Unit (Infectious diseases/environmental health issues) Sydney to Waterfall area)||Statewide: 1300 066 055|