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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.

Emergency departments are available at Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Nambour General Hospital, Gympie Hospital, Maleny Soldiers Memorial Hospital and Noosa Hospital. A minor injuries and illness clinic is also available at Caloundra Health Service.

Emergency decision making

Patient Journey through an emergency department

Last updated: 8 December 2020