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Public emergency department status

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Last updated: 14 August 2022 - 2:42 PM
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Hospital with 24 hour emergency departments.

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    75 Commercial Road Melbourne VIC 3004
    (03) 9076 2000

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    6 Edward Street Upper Ferntree Gully VIC 3156
    (03) 9764 6111

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    211 Burgundy Street Heidelberg VIC 3084
    (03) 9496 5000

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    122 Day Street Bairnsdale VIC 3875
    (03) 5150 3333

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    1 Dummond Street North Ballarat Central VIC 3350
    (03) 5320 4000

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    62 Lucan Street Bendigo VIC 3550
    (03) 5454 6000

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    51 Nelson Road Box Hill VIC 3128
    (03) 9895 3333

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    52 Kangan Drive Berwick VIC 3806
    (03) 8768 1200

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    105 - 135 David Street Dandenong VIC 3175
    (03) 9554 1000

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    9 Francis Street Echuca VIC 3564
    (03) 5485 5000

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About estimated median time to treatment

Figures presented on this page provide historical data that may be an indication of waiting times in the Emergency Department at the time the data is viewed.

The information presented is derived from historical data and may not represent actual waiting time.

The median of a list of waiting times can be found by arranging them from lowest time to treatment to the longest time to treatment and picking the middle one.

About hospital bypass

Hospital bypass aims to ensure the safety and quality of care in emergency department patients. Hospital bypass involves the diversion of some ambulances coming to the hospital to another nearby hospital.

About Hospital Early Warning System

A period of HEWS (Hospital Early Warning System) occurs when a hospital asks Ambulance Victoria to redirect ambulances with patients with less urgent conditions, patients who haven’t been to the hospital before and ambulances not already on their way.

All major hospitals have a HEWS plan. HEWS activities are a whole-of-hospital approach to avoiding bypass. They involve doctors, nurses and managers throughout the hospital.

HEWS usually occurs when the emergency department is nearly full and aims to prevent bypass being necessary. It provides a brief period (usually 1 hour).

Hospitals can request HEWS a maximum of two times in succession. Generally, no more than two nearby hospitals can request HEWS at the same time.