Save our Emergency Department for emergencies

The St George Hospital Emergency Department is a very busy place, and each year presentations peak during the winter period.

In 2018, between June and August, more than 20,000 patients presented to the Emergency Department.

Presentations 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.

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 137 425
13 SICK National Home Doctor

Need to talk to someone about a mental health issue?
Mental Health Line: tel 1800 011 511

24-7MedCare provide online access to doctors 24 hours a day. 
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