Emergency Department - Shellharbour Hospital


The Shellharbour Hospital Emergency Department is open 24 hours seven days a week for all people with serious illness or injury who need urgent medical attention. No referral is necessary.

The role of an emergency department is to treat illnesses or injuries that are serious and require urgent medical attention.

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 conditions may have to wait.


Contact Information

Shellharbour Hospital
15-17 Madigan Boulevarde
Mt Warrigal NSW 2500
02 4295 2500

24 hours, seven days a week.



Our Staff

Senior Staff Specialist - Emergency

Dr Carrigan works as a Senior Staff Specialist at Wollongong, Shoalhaven and Shellharbour Emergency Departments. He is a fellow of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and the Royal College of Emergency Medicine in the United Kingdom (UK), and is a diplomate in Anaesthetics from the Royal College of Anaesthetists (UK).

Currently Dr Carrigan is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Wollongong Graduate Medical School and is active in facilitating research between UOW and Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District. He has sports medical experience with St George – Illawarra National Rugby League (team doctor) and he assists in world surfing league and action sporting events.

Dr Carrigan's other emergency interests include airway management and ultrasound.