Emergency

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:

Hospital Address Phone
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

Service Phone
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
Link2home Homelessness
13 2111
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)
Lifeline 131 114
Youth help - Eheadspace online chat 1800 650 890
Public Health Unit (Infectious diseases/environmental health issues) Sydney to Waterfall area) Statewide: 1300 066 055