Urgent Care Centres – Tasmania

Hobart Private Hospital ED 
” Hobart Private Hospital’s Emergency Department provides an emergency service that is open 24 hours a day seven days a week. The department is staffed by experienced medical and nursing staff trained to manage a wide range of medical and surgical emergencies and includes onsite radiology and cardiac services.
Hobart Private Hospital accepts and reviews almost any medical and surgical conditions and specialises in cardiac conditions. To assist with this we have:

  • 24 hour onsite medical cover – doctors / nurses
  • 24 hour access to 5 operating theatres
  • 24 hour access to angiography
  • 10 beds dedicated to cardiac patients

We are unable to accept major trauma, acute psychiatric conditions or acute paediatric conditions….

There will be some out of pocket expenses for attending our emergency department including a facility fee. The Medicare component of the doctor’s fee is refunded.”

Note – there had been earlier concerns in 2009 that Healthscope might close the Hobart Private Hospital ED and replace it with an Urgent Care Centre – which created concerns for the Tasmanian Health Department. However Healthscope does not appear to be operating an Urgent Care Centre at its Hobart Private Hospital

See also Wotnews Items on Urgent Care Centres in Tasmania (note several older links may now be broken)

Calvary Health Care Tasmania Lenah Valley Campus provides an Accident & Emergency Service on a 24×7 – fee for service basis – there is no mention of an Urgent Care Centre

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