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Emergency Information

In case of medical, fire or police emergency, phone 000 (triple zero).

Hospital emergency departments are open 24 hours a day, including public holidays.

The role of an emergency departments is to treat emergencies - that is when illness or injury is serious and requires urgent medical attention.

The role of the Urgent Primary Care Centre is to specialise in lower acuity presentations, which means minor injuries and illnesses only. It is open from 7am – 10pm every day of the year.

The order in which you will be seen in an emergency department is determined by the seriousness of your health problem, not the time of your arrival.

Those people with the most serious and urgent conditions are always treated first and those with less serious ailments may have to wait.

The following emergency departments and Urgent Primary Care Centre are located in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District:

Hospital Address Phone Map
Emergency Departments
Wollongong Hospital Loftus Street, Wollongong 4222 5000 View map
Shellharbour Hospital Madigan Boulevarde, Mt Warrigal 4295 2500 View map
Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital Shoalhaven St, Nowra 4421 3111 View map
Milton Ulladulla Hospital Princes Highway, Milton 4455 1333 View map
Urgent Primary Care Centre
Bulli Hospital Hospital Road, Bulli 4284 4344 View map


* NSW Health defines a child as a person younger than 16 years of age, and a child as becoming an adult on their 16th birthday.