Emergency

What To Do In An Emergency

In a medical emergency, ring 000 and ask for an ambulance. As an example, the following symptoms should be considered an emergency:

  • Chest pain, or sudden onset shortness of breath. Symptoms of a heart attack may include pain, pressure, heaviness or tightness in one or more parts of the upper body including chest, neck, jaw, arm(s), shoulder(s) or back in combination with other symptoms such as nausea, shortness of breath, dizziness or a cold sweat

  • Weakness of one side of the face, one arm or leg, or slurred speech which might be signs of a stroke

  • Unexplained collapse, seizure or loss of consciousness

  • Head injury with loss of consciousness, loss of memory, nausea or vomiting

  • A low sugar (under 4) that is not responding to usual treatment

Remember, in an emergency it is not safe to drive a car.

After Hours Medical Service

Do you need urgent medical help?

If you need more urgent medical attention:

  • In an emergency, dial 000 and ask for an ambulance

  • Arrange for someone to take you to the emergency department

  • Call a locum service to visit you at home on the number shown below.

National Home Doctor Service 13SICK (13 74 25)



Emergency tips

  • Take a deep breath.
  • Count to 10. Tell yourself you can handle the situation.
  • Check for danger. Protect yourself and the injured person from fire, explosions, or other hazards.
  • Try to look at the situation as a whole.
      • What is the most serious problem and what do you need to do first? The most obvious problem is not always the most serious.
      • Treat the most life-threatening problems like bleeding or shock first.
      • If you think the person has a spinal injury do not move them unless the danger is great to the person.
      • Check for broken bones and other injuries.
If the person is unconscious or does not respond to your voice or touch call 000 and start CPR

Clinic locations & opening hours

South Kingsville

19 Vernon St Sth Kingsville
ph: (03) 9391 6777

Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Sat: 8:30am - 12:30pm

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Newport

2 Home Rd Newport
ph: (03) 9391 2222

Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Sat: 9:00am - 3:00pm

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