The Emergency Department is for people requiring emergency care.
The BRHS Emergency Department is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
The Emergency Department can become quite busy and we appreciate your understanding and patience during these times.
The Emergency Department is for patients requiring emergency care for serious and life-threatening conditions.
Please use the service carefully so it can best support those who need it most.
Think carefully about your health care needs.
We want to encourage anyone who needs urgent emergency care to come to our Emergency Department (ED) immediately.
Because the ED always treats the most urgent cases first, you may face a long wait.
You can avoid a potentially long and uncomfortable wait in the ED by considering medical alternatives available in East Gippsland to help you.
We thank you for your patience and understanding. These options may help you:
If you come to the Emergency Department, the urgency and severity of your symptoms will determine how quickly you will be seen.
If the medical staff at the hospital do not consider you to require urgent medical attention, other people requiring urgent medical attention will be seen before you.
We are often asked “Why are they being seen before me?
I was here first, why do I have to wait?”
There are many reasons why someone is seen in front of you or your relative/friend.
The person seen first may:
Delays may occur:
Main Reception, Day Street Campus (Hospital)
BRHS Health Library
Student Placement Orientation Portal
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service (BRHS) provides a comprehensive array of health care services to the East Gippsland community.