49 Augusta Road
Lenah Valley TAS 7008
Telephone 03 6278 5333
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Accident & Emergency
Calvary's Accident and Emergency Department is open 24 hours a day, every day, and offers comprehensive medical and nursing care with direct access to:
- Emergency doctors
- Consultant medical specialists (by referral as deemed appropriate)
- Coronary Care Unit & Intensive Care Unit
- 5 operating theatres
- Medical imaging services, ie. MRI, CAT Scans, x-rays and nuclear imaging
- Cardiac Catheter Laboratory & Day Angiography Unit
- Pastoral Care
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a medical emergency?
At Calvary, we believe a medical emergency is a sudden health deterioration or injury causing concern to you or your family, which is too serious or urgent to be treated by your general practitioner.
Who can attend?
Anyone! Patients with the most urgent conditions will be seen first. The hospital doctors will see you promptly and initiate treatment and assess if you require specialist attention and/or admission to hospital or can safely de discharged home.
Records detailing your visit to A&E and management plan are faxed to your general practitioner (with your permission) for follow up in the community setting.
What if I am not privately insured?
Anyone can attend Calvary's Accident and Emergency Department. Private health insurance is not a prerequisite, so if you are not privately insured you are most welcome to use our facilities for any conditions requiring medical attention.
Should you require admission to hospital, you will be responsible for all costs. These costs may be covered by private health insurance, MAIB or Workers Compensation, or for veterans and eligible war widows, by DVA.
If you do not have private health insurance, and you wish to be admitted to our facilities, you will be required to meet all costs of your hospital admission, including specialists, theatre fees etc. and will be required to make an up front cash/EFTPOS deposit. Our admission staff can assist you with this information and obtain a quotation of the costs associated with admission. Alternatively, if you are uninsured and admission is required, you can be transferred to the Royal Hobart Hospital.
Why should I use the Calvary Accident & Emergency Department?
The Accident & Emergency Department has the latest technology available to assist in your diagnosis and treatment. The department is staffed by a team of qualified and specialised medical and nursing staff. Our Accident & Emergency Department doctors have sound experience in treating emergencies.
Can I come to Calvary A&E in an ambulance?
Yes. The Accident and Emergency Department has a 24 hour access by the Tasmanian Ambulance Service and Ambulance Private. Just ask the officers to take you to Calvary.
Work related injuries & motor vehicle accidents
If you have a work place injury and seek treatment in Accident and Emergency you are responsible for the costs associated with your visit. It is your responsibility to forward the account on to your employer.
If you have a work related injury that requires admission to hospital, which has been approved by your employer’s workers compensation insurer, then the account will be forwarded to your employer.
If your injury is a result of a vehicle accident, you will need to make a claim for payment of the account through MAIB. Until the claim has been lodged and accepted by MAIB you are responsible for the costs associated with your visit.
Our staff will provide you with the MAIB package which you must complete and lodge. It is your responsibly to forward your accounts to MAIB.
What about chest pain?
Chest Pain may be a sign of a serious heart related condition such as a heart attack or angina. Call an ambulance - Dial 000.
Calvary's 24 hour Accident and Emergency Department has the very best in support services for managing heart problems. Calvary Cardiac Centre has a day angiography unit, and an intensive care specialist on-call 24 hours a day.
All attendances have an additional facility fee. This is an "out-of-pocket" expense (some health funds may cover this fee). If the account is paid in full on the day of your visit a $20 discount applies to this fee.
The fee for your consultation with the emergency doctor is fully refundable through Medicare. Some miscellaneous costs may be charged. These include:
- A medication fee
- Supply of a fiberglass casts, orthotic splints crutches, and support slings
- Pathology costs (billed separately through Hobart Pathology)
- X-rays (billed separately through MIA Tasmania),
- Specialist consultations.