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Creative Commons License photo credit: Leap KyeThe 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.

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