If you are in pain, it is easy to think that you should be seen by a doctor as soon as possible. But how do you know if it is necessary to visit an emergency department or not? The reason that emergency departments are there at all is to provide treatment to those condition that would become much more serious issues and problems if they aren’t treated as soon as possible.

The emergency department should not be treated as your regular doctor or medical option, but only in the situation is the name applies, in the case of an emergency. Patients are triaged in the emergency department by= the triage nurse, so if your symptoms aren’t particularly serious, you may actually be treated more efficiently with less waiting at your regular doctor’s office. All patients are seen at the hospital, regardless of their financial status and ability to pay. In addition, there is a non-discrimination policy in place for patients, meaning that your privacy will be respected and treatment will be provided to all patients.

This is regardless of culture, your religious beliefs, disabilities, or sexual orientation. If you are suffering from an emergency, it is important to get treatment as quickly as possible.

The Sydney Hospital and the Sydney Eye Hospital have an emergency department available to patients in need of emergency hospital treatment. This means that they need for treatment is urgent and serious and cannot wait for a visit to your normal doctor during traditional office hours. The hospital emergency department is located at 8 Macquarie St, Sydney and can be reached via telephone at 9382 7111. This emergency department is open to all patients over 16 and regardless of their financial need. The Emergency Department of the Sydney Hospital and the Sydney Eye Hospital is located within the South Eastern Sydney Health Service Area.

Like all emergency departments in Australia, your condition will be assessed upon arrival from a trained triage nurse. The more urgent the medical emergency, the quicker you will be seen. If you believe that your condition does not require emergency medical attention, it may make more sense for you to wait and see your doctor when they can see you, since you might have to wait until a doctor is free if you go to the emergency department without a true emergency. However, if it is truly an emergency, don’t delay, and get yourself to the emergency department closest to you as quickly as possible.

If you suffer from an injury or other medical emergency which necessitates a hospital treatment while in Sydney, there are several options available to you for treatment. These hospital emergency departments are open for every hour of the day, even if they day is considered a public holiday.

Please limit visits to the emergency department to true emergencies, to allow for the efficient medical treatments of all emergencies. A hospital emergency department will prioritize patients according to the seriousness of the injury itself. This is done by the triage nurse, which means that someone with a professional medical training will help determine who needs attention in what order.

If you are younger than 16 years of age, then a children’s hospital is the best bet for your treatment, while adults can be seen at any of the other hospitals. Although a hospital treats patients regardless of your financial status, it is still important to be able to establish your identity. If you are physically able to bring identification information with you, it can save you a lot of headaches in the future.

If you have a medical issue that is not a medical emergency, visit your doctor during regular business hours, and this generally saves you a lot of unnecessary waiting time.

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Creative Commons License photo credit: woodleywonderworksOne of the most important ways you can support the Sydney Eye Hospital Foundation and its research is by donating money to the Foundation in support of its mission. Donations to the Foundation can be made simply, quickly, and easily. If you are comfortable with a computer, donating online is a simple and easy process. If donating via the computer is not for you, you can also mail in your donation to GPO Box 1614 Sydney 2001.

A donor information form is available via the Sydney Eye Hospital Foundation’s web site and should be mailed in with your donation. You can also donate to the Foundation via email or telephone if you have any questions or would like more assistance with your donation. Some people prefer not having to think about their donation at all, and have set up an automatic draft from their credit card to the Foundation.

This option means that you never have to worry about the donation procedure once it is set up, and it is automatically taken of for you. In addition to providing the necessary funding for great research and training, your donation is also tax-deductible, providing you with one more reason to donate to the Sydney Eye Hospital Foundation.

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Creative Commons License photo credit: Brandon Christopher WarrenIf you are looking to see pictures of the Sydney Eye Hospital but are located geographically far away, it is as simple as using Google Images. Simply go to Google, type in Sydney Eye Hospital into the search bar, and click on image results, and close to two million results will come up for the search. Finding images of the hospital before a scheduled visit can be helpful when you are trying to navigate yourself to an unfamiliar location, or even calm fears about an upcoming medical procedure.

Images of both the facilities themselves come up in the Google image search for the Sydney Eye Hospital as well as for doctors that are at the hospital.

If you click on a picture, you are either able to see that picture on its own, or you can go to the original website where the picture was taken from. The search process functions just like any other search through Google works, so the more information you provide the more specific the information will end up being. Finding the Sydney Eye Hospital on Google Images can be a helpful way to prepare yourself before your first visit to the Hospital for any type of appointment.

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Creative Commons License photo credit: Lord ManleyAs a charitable organization founded in 1981, the primary purpose of the Sydney Eye Hospital Foundation (SEHF) was to help raise money for the Sydney Eye Hospital. At that time the Sydney Eye Hospital was actually located in Woolloomooloo. Today, the SEHF Foundation continues providing support for the Sydney Eye Hospital.

More explicitly, the SEHF works to boost membership in the foundation as well as increase the donations to the organizations from those members and outside sources. These funds are to help purchase new specialised equipment that aren’t being funded through government budgets. In this way, the hospital can continue to provide the latest treatment opportunities.

In addition to new equipment, another objective of the SEHF is to support post graduate training of rising ophthalmologists through the expansion of the support facilities needed to provide top-level teaching. As well, the SEHF works to continue the development of the Sydney Eye Hospital super specialist role.

While all of these objectives can be primarily considered direct support for the Hospital itself, the SEHF also helps to fund research for the prevention of blindness. All of these objectives by SEHF help to make the Sydney Eye Hospital an excellent research, teaching, and training hospital.