Sunshine Hospital Emergency
Williamstown Hospital Emergency
Phone: (03) 83451333
Accessing and entering the Emergency Department has changed.There are changes to public access routes in and around the hospital and emergency department.
Please ask Western Health staff and volunteers to assist you if needed.
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Location: The Emergency entrance is on Majorca Street, St Albans, near the Western Ring Road off ramp for Furlong Rd. It is 1km from Ginifer train station.
We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Transport and Parking
There is a drop off zone near the entrance to emergency at Sunshine Hospital. There is a strict 10 minute time limit in this zone.
Sunshine Hospital Emergency Department has been open since 1990, initially as a paediatrics and women’s health emergency department. It opened to adults in 2001. The annual attendances total 65,000. Thirty per cent of these patients are children (16 years and under). Patients are prioritised using a triage system. Triage is a French word meaning sorting according to urgency. Patients with life or limb-threatening illness will be seen first, followed by those with less urgent conditions in medical priority order. Specialist doctors and nurses staff the department for emergency medical care.
The department is a mixed urban district ED, seeing both adults and children across the whole range of emergency conditions. Sunshine Hospital has an obstetrics and gynaecology unit and treats women’s health conditions. Some specialties are not available on site and therefore some patients may be transferred to another campus of Western Health.
There is no general practice clinic at Sunshine Hospital. Severely injured patients are not normally brought by ambulance to Sunshine Hospital, being taken rather to one of the major trauma centres in Melbourne (The Royal Melbourne, The Alfred or the Royal Children’s Hospital).
Phone: (03) 83456666
Location: The Emergency entrance is on Eleanor St, Footscray.
We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Transport and Parking
There is a drop off zone near the entrance to emergency at Footscray Hospital. There is a strict 10 minute time limit in this zone.
The Department of Emergency Medicine at Footscray Hospital has an annual census of 35,000 adult patients with a high level of acuity, (admission rate approximately 40%), with onsite intensive and coronary care facilities for ongoing care.
The Emergency Department comprises 27 cubicles and an adjacent 12 bed Emergency Observation Unit. In addition to these areas there are procedural rooms for the isolation of infectious diseases, eye injuries, suturing, plastering and fast track.
Phone: (03) 93930100
Location: The Emergency entrance is off Railway Crescent, Williamstown.
We are open every day from 8.00am to 11.00pm.
For emergencies outside these hours, please go directly to Footscray Hospital or Sunshine Hospital.
The Williamstown Hospital sees adults and children generally with less severe injuries or illness. Patients who need to be admitted into hospital will be transferred to Footscray Hospital or Sunshine Hospital.
No Emergency Department at Sunbury Day Hospital