COVID-19 outbreak alert: Residents in Heidelberg Heights, Heidelberg West, Preston, Broadmeadow, Dallas & Roxburgh Park are encouraged to get tested.
Austin Hospital's Emergency Department (or ED), is one of the busiest in the state, treating nearly 90,000 patients each year.
We have a state of the art Short Stay Unit with 24 beds which is capable of providing care for adults and children for up to 24 hours and mental health clients for up to 72 hours. Our ED is also home to two of our statewide services: the Victorian Poisons Information Centre and Toxicology Service.
For more information about being a patient or visitor of a patient in the Emergency Department, visit the emergency patient information page.
We offer an excellent training environment to attract some of the best nurses, doctors, nurse practitioners and allied health clinicians.
To ensure we can continue to provide safe, high quality emergency care to our community during the COVID-19 pandemic, Austin Health will be changing the access to our Emergency Department (ED) from Monday 27 April until further notice.
Please note: children presenting to the Emergency Department with a respiratory illness and assessed as requiring admission may need to be transferred to an alternative hospital. The Emergency Department staff will be able to assist parents/caregivers with answering any questions that arise around this process.
Austin’s focus is on the safety, health and wellbeing of our staff and community, while ensuring patients can access quality and safe emergency care.
We will keep the community, patients and visitors updated about any changes. Questions and enquiries can be emailed to email@example.com, via the online form on our website www.austin.org.au, or by calling 9496 3566.