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Emergencies

In a medical emergency, ring 000 and ask for an ambulance.

Conditions that would be identified as a medical emergency include:

  • Chest pain – heart attack symptoms would include chest pain, pressure or heaviness in the chest, neck, jaw or left arm often associated with nausea, breathlessness, dizziness or cold sweats.
  • Weakness of one side of the face, arm, leg or slurred speech, these can be symptoms of a stroke.
  • Unexplained collapse or seizure.
  • Head injury with loss of consciousness, nausea or vomiting or confusion.
  • Fall especially of an elderly person who cannot get up unassisted.

If you are unsure if something is an emergency, try the following:

  1. Call the surgery on (02) 9807 7200 and speak to one of the doctors or nurse.
  2. After hours call Health Direct on 1800 022 222 for over the phone advice. Alternatively, call the after-hours doctors service on (02) 8724 6300 or 1300 HOME GP.
  3. Contact your nearest Hospital and ask for the Emergency Department.

Hospitals

Ryde Hospital

(02) 9858 7888
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Concord Hospital

(02) 9767 5000
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Sydney Adventist Hospital

(02) 9487 9111
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Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

(02) 9515 6111
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Royal North Shore Hospital

(02) 9926 7111
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Westmead Hospital Emergency

(02) 9845 8205
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The Children's Hospital at Westmead

(02) 9845 0000
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Phone Numbers

The Bennelong Medical Clinic

(02) 9807 7200

After Hours Doctors – Sydney Medical Service

(02) 8724 6300

Health Direct

1800 022 222

Poisons information Service

131 126

Kids Helpline

1800 55 1800

Ryde Community Health Centre

(02) 9448 6877

SIDS and Kids

1300 308 307

Australian Breastfeeding Association
Breastfeeding Helpline

1800 686 268

Websites

Visit our Health Resources, which lists a variety of websites that may be useful.