In this section:
- What to bring
- Getting to emergency
- What to expect at emergency
- Emergency department fees
- Contact emergency department
What to bring
Please bring with you to emergency:
- any doctor’s letters or recent test results relevant to your medical condition
- your current medications, or a medication list
- identification, such as a driver’s licence or passport
- Medicare card
- health care card / pension card / DVA card
- private health insurance card
- mobile phone and charger – to keep in touch with friends and family.
Every patient matters
Medical emergencies are unpredictable and unplanned. They can also be very stressful for patients and their loved ones.
We understand you want your health concerns dealt with quickly and expertly, by experienced emergency doctors.
We know you expect access to quality emergency treatment, comprehensive diagnostic facilities and specialist referral.
We recognise your loved ones want to be involved in your care and informed about your progress.
Whether you are admitted to hospital, or discharged to the comfort of your own home, at Epworth, every patient matters.
When sporting injuries happen, you want quick answers and the best treatment so you can get back out on the field again. We’ll ensure excellent care even after you leave emergency, with our access to a wide variety of private specialist services, including orthopaedics and sports medicine.