The Emergency Dept. is for people requiring emergency care for serious and life threatening conditions.
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.
If your condition is not serious, here’s some other options you may want to consider.
Nurse-On-Call is a phone service available to all Victorians that provides immediate, expert health advice from a registered nurse, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Call 1300 60 60 24 from anywhere in Victoria for free health advice, 24 hours a day.
The phone service is for non-emergency health advice only.
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)
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service (BRHS) provides a comprehensive array of health care services to the East Gippsland community.