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Clinical Specialties

Emergency Care

Sydney Adventist Hospital's Emergency Care Department opened in May 1996 – as the first private Emergency Care facility on Sydney’s North Shore. Today the San's Emergency Care Unit is the largest and busiest private emergency facility in NSW with a team of dedicated emergency care specialists, career medical officers and experienced registered nurses treating approximately 18,000 patients annually.


Open 24 hours / 7 days with modern facilities and the backing of a large fully equipped hospital, the unit is well placed to meet your needs. We have a particular interest in cardiology and provide a 24-hour angioplasty service for acute coronary syndromes.

Approximately 15% of our patients are children, and we work closely with the paediatricians and paediatric surgeons accredited to the hospital.

We have developed outpatient treatment strategies for venous thrombo-embolic disease (clots in the legs or lungs) and for non-life threatening infections e.g. cellulitis or other skin infections, urine infections, pneumonia and other chest or throat infections.

Management of acute wounds can be difficult. We have a variety of wound closure techniques and wound dressings appropriate for individualised care. In particular, we use sedation and analgesic methods to allow us to reduce the stress and anxiety of wound care in children.

We have a comprehensive on-call specialist roster, covering all of the major general specialties and sub-specialist groups.


Emergency Care is located on Level 3 of the Clifford Tower at Sydney Adventist Hospital and operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Referral & Fees

A doctor's referral is not required for treatment. Fees for the Emergency Care doctor consultations have a fixed out-of-pocket expense of $335 (full-fee). Sydney Adventist Hospital waives this $335 gap for patients arriving by ambulance. We will bill Medicare directly for the doctors' procedures and consults. Concessions are given to some patients, including DVA patients, emergency service personnel and follow-up patients who re-attend within 7 days with the same illness. Other services (e.g. Radiology, Pathology and Physiotherapy) will charge their own fees.

Please see our Emergency Care Fee Information brochure for more detail.

Further Information

For further information please phone (02) 9487 9000.

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Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical Specialties and Services