Emergency

In case of any life-threatening medical accident or emergency, patients should always contact an ambulance immediately on 000.

A 24-hour accident and emergency service operates at the Gawler Health Service, treating patients with life threatening emergencies (triage categories 1-2).

This service is staffed by local GPs on a roster; there is no guarantee patients will be seen by their own GP or a doctor of their regular practice.

Any patients presenting to the emergency service who are assessed as suffering a minor medical problem (triage 3-5) will be referred instead to the GP Clinic (if it is operating at that time) or advised to make an appointment with their regular GP.

Your understanding in responsibly using this emergency service so that it can remain available for any emergency patients in need of urgent emergency medical intervention is appreciated.

Please be aware that the Gawler Health Service is not a major hospital; serious life-threatening emergencies may be stabilised before ambulance or airlift transfer to the Lyell McEwin Hospital or the Royal Adelaide Hospital for critical care.

Unless you can quickly reach the Gawler Health Service Accident/Emergency service yourself, you should always contact emergency medical services on 000 for advice before making a decision to attend; paramedics may instead direct you immediately to the Lyell McEwin Hospital or the Royal Adelaide Hospital by ambulance.

Minor medical issues:
At any time: please make an appointment with your regular GP between 8am and 5:30pm weekdays.

Urgent medical issues, non-life threatening (triage categories 3-5):
9am – noon Saturday: after-hours service at Hyde and Partners Medical Centre
6pm – 10pm weeknights, noon – 10pm Saturday, 9am – 10pm Sunday: GP Clinic at Gawler Health Service

Accident or emergency medical issues, life threatening (triage categories 1-2):
At any time: Contact ambulance or go directly to Accident/Emergency service at Gawler Health Service

Coronavirus Health Alert

From Monday 30th March, our doctors shifted to delivering consults predominantly via telephone or video telehealth. A large proportion of routine medical care can safely be performed over telehealth. These measures are in place for your safety. Fortunately, the levels of COVID-19 within our community are currently low.

To book an appointment online for a telephone consult with a doctor, please click here. In most cases, telephone or video consults during the pandemic will be bulk-billed.

If your problem requires an examination, a safe face-to-face appointment will be scheduled. On arrival at the clinic, you will be asked to call reception to inform them that you have arrived – please continue to wait outside. You will be called and taken directly into the consulting room. While this precaution might appear extreme, it further adds to your safety.

If you have symptoms of fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose or shortness of breath, you may be eligible for testing for COVID-19. Please book a telephone consult with your GP who will discuss and arrange this.

Call 000 if you need urgent medical assistance.

We will also be reaching out to our vulnerable patients and those with chronic diseases to create or update their Chronic Disease Management Plans. Patients over 70 years old, Aboriginal and over 50 years old, and those with chronic disease are more vulnerable to COVID-19. Together, we can optimise your health. Please prioritise finding time to work with us on this.

For more information on COVID-19, please visit www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov

 


冠状病毒警

如果你在近期的两周从国外回来或者你有发烧(≥38°C), 嗽,咙疼痛或者呼吸困难,请你尽早跟我们预约和跟我们说你的旅行历史和症状。 

联系’000’  如果你需要紧急医疗救助。
如果你需要更多咨询,请到以下链接或着致电卫生和民政服务部冠状病毒热线 1800 675 398.
www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov