For medical emergencies ring “000”.
If you require after hours medical attention, please call NURSE-ON-CALL 1300 60 60 24. This will put you directly in touch with a specially trained registered nurse for health advice around the clock, anywhere in Victoria. For emergencies you should always call 000 but at other times NURSE-ON-CALL maybe your best choice for health advice.
The hospital does have the capacity to provide Urgent Care out of hours and does so with the assistance of nursing staff on duty at all hours and doctors on call from Foster Medical Centre. However, there is no publicly funded after hours medical service at South Gippsland Hospital, therefore, consultations will be at a cost to the patient to cover services provided by the doctor on call. Charges will also be made should you require X-rays, pathology tests and transport. Please note:
The nearest publicly funded emergency departments are in Wonthaggi, Sale, Warragul and Latrobe Regional Hospital at Traralgon.
See Nearest Major Hospitals page for more information.