Medical in Australia

Medical in Australia
An information site for British Migrants to Australia, providing information since October 2005.
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Australian Medical and Health Menu

An Introduction to Medicare – The Australian Public Health System

Emergency Medical

For an Ambulance for Life threatening emergencies:

dial 000 (triple Zero)

http://www.triplezero.gov.au

Otherwise, for immediate professional advice from Qualified Nurses, on how urgent a health concern is and what to do about it, call one of these emergency call centres:

Queensland

call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) a similar system to the UK’s NHS Direct.

www.health.qld.gov.au/13health/default.asp

Victoria

NURSE-ON-CALL, 1300

60 60 24a phone service that provides immediate, expert health advice from a registered nurse, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from anywhere in Victoria.

www.health.vic.gov.au/nurseoncall/about.htm

Other parts of Australia

healthdirect Australia: 1800 022 222

WA: www.health.wa.gov.au/services/detail.cfm?Unit_ID=799

SA: www.health.sa.gov.au/healthdirect/

Healthdirect Australia is part of the National Health Call Centre Network (NHCCN).

The Australian Government and the Governments of ACT, NSW, NT, SA & WA jointly own and fund this network

In an emergency, and if you can’t get to a Doctor, then go to the local Hospitals Accident & Emergency department.

Hospital waiting lists in Queensland

Launched on March 25th 2010, the “Your hospital” website, gives patients a snapshot of 27 public facilities throughout Queensland.

www.yourhospitalshealth.com.au

Returning to the UK for Health Treatment

Have you been living outside the UK for more than 3 months?

Did you know that you may have to pay for hospital treatment whilst here?

Guidance on eligibility:

www.dh.gov.uk/en/Healthcare/Entitlementsandcharges/OverseasVisitors/Browsable/DH_074373