Deciding to go to the emergency department


Emergency departments are here to deal with emergencies, but for minor illness or injury, there are a range of other care options to consider.

Sometimes you may not be sure if your problem is an emergency. When in doubt, call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84). Qualified staff will advise you on what to do and if you need to go to a GP, pharmacy or emergency department.

For further information about the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service and our facilities please visit our website.

Deciding to go to the emergency department

Patient Journey through an emergency department


Last updated 11/05/2017