Hospital emergency departments are open 24 hours a day, including
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 and Illawarra Area Health Service, between Sydney Harbour in the north and Durras in the south:
|Prince of Wales Hospital (Adult*)||Barker St, Randwick||9382 2222||View map|
|St Vincent's Hospital (Adult*)||Victoria St, Darlinghurst||8382 1111||View map|
|Sydney Children's Hospital (Child*)||High St, Randwick||9382 1111||View map|
|The Sutherland Hospital||Kareena Rd, Caringbah||9540 7111||View map|
|St George Hospital||Gray St, Kogarah||9113 1111||View map|
|Sydney Hospital (Adult*) & Sydney Eye Hospital||8 Macquarie St, Sydney||9382 7111||View map|
|Milton Ulladulla Hospital||Princes Highway, Milton||4455 1333||View map|
||Shoalhaven St, Nowra||4421 3111||View map|
|Bulli Hospital||Hospital Road, Bulli||4284 4344||View map|
|Shellharbour Hospital||Madigan Boulevarde, Mt Warrigal||4295 2500||View map|
|Wollongong Hospital||Loftus Street, Wollongong||4222 5000||View map|
* 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.