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Introduction

Use this online search tool as a guide to the expected wait times in the emergency departments of participating major NSW hospitals. 

You can find information on the: 

  • number of patients assessed by a triage nurse and waiting for treatment 
  • usual number of patients arriving in the emergency department over a 4-hour timeframe
  • number of beds/treatment spaces in the emergency department. 

The most seriously ill patients are seen immediately. As the information provided is a guide only, it doesn't indicate a specific timeframe or order in which a patient will be seen.

You can use the map options to check surrounding hospitals' information to find alternative emergency departments. 

If you have a health emergency, please call Triple Zero (000)

If you're not seriously ill, visit your local GP, pharmacist or contact healthdirect by calling 24/7 on 1800 022 222.

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