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Emergency Department

Knox Private Hospital provides a 24 hour a day emergency service, available 365 days a year.

The Emergency Department (ED) located at the entry to the hospital, with emergency drop of facilities located at the front of the department.

The ED is staffed by experienced emergency doctors who are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week and provide:

  • 24 hour emergency medical and nursing onsite
  • 24 hour cardiac chest pain referral centre
  • Onsite 24 hour Cardiac Lab with experienced team of cardiologists and nurses
  • Onsite x-ray, CT, MRI and Pathology
  • Rapid assessment
  • Resuscitation bay
  • Specialist, Physicians, Surgeons and Cardiologists on call 24 hours a day.

  • Following assessment and management by the doctor in ED you may need to be admitted to one of the Knox Private Hospital inpatient wards for ongoing medical treatment or surgery.

    If you are well enough to return home, with your consent, a medical report (including investigations and relevant treatment) will be sent to your GP and other relevant treating doctors within 24 hours.

    This provides vital information to assist your doctor with ongoing management.

    Knox Emergency department is a private service, the department aims to meet the health needs of the growing community.

    Our Hospital and Emergency Department are not government funded, ED consultation fees apply to cover the basic costs of the 24/7 operations of the department.

    Your out-of-pocket costs whilst a patient in our Emergency Department will be the emergency doctor fee of $320.

    If required, medical imaging, including x-ray, CT scan, ultrasound and MRI, pathology, pharmacy and specialist costs are rendered separately.

    WorkCover and Veterans’ Affairs patients are covered by the relevant insurance schemes. Please ask our reception staff for details.

    For members of private health funds with questions regarding whether your private cover qualifies for reimbursement after ED treatment, please forward any queries to your health insurance fund.

    Whether you have private health insurance, Work Cover, Veteran's Affairs or are uninsured, you can be assessed and treated at our ED

    *Please note that any out-of-pocket fees incurred in the ED are settled on the day of service.

    Workplace injury

    Our Emergency Department staff will ensure you receive immediate assessment, treatment and referrals (where appropriate) to help you return to your normal duties as quickly as possible.

    WorkCover will cover all costs of your visit once your claim has been confirmed.

    Veterans’ Affairs

    Patients qualifying for Veterans’ Affairs are fully covered for Knox Private Hospital Emergency department visits and inpatient services. DVA patients receive no out-of-pocket expenses.

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