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Creative Commons License photo credit: kenjonbroIf 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.