Emergency Department - ( (08) 9391 2000
The Emergency Department entrance is located next to the main Hospital entrance and is accessible off Albany Highway Armadale.
The Emergency Department is operational 24 hours per day 365 days of the year and serves a population of about 182,000 people. The Emergency Department treats over 42,000 patients a year and about one third of the caseload is Paediatrics (children).
Patients are seen in order of illness severity, NOT in order of attendance and therefore those with relatively minor complaints will need to wait, if more seriously ill patients subsequently attend.
The Emergency Department is equipped to immediately treat patients with a life threatening illness (e.g. heart attack, severe asthma) and major injury (e.g. motor vehicle trauma). People with minor illnesses or chronic conditions are often better served by seeing their general practitioner; however, the Emergency Department will see anyone who presents.
There are also the following services that may be able to provide advice by telephone or medical services: -
Intensive Care, Coronary Care, some Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery cannot be provided at Armadale Kelmscott Memorial Hospital, and transfer to another hospital will be required for critically ill patients. However, patients should still present to Armadale Kelmscott Memorial Hospital Emergency Department for immediate resuscitation and stabilisation.
Armadale Kelmscott Memorial Hospital's Emergency Department provides emergency services primarily for the local areas of Armadale, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Gosnells and a major portion of Canning.
If you present to the Armadale Kelmscott Memorial Hospital Emergency Department, it is important to bring the following items with you if possible:
Work details if presentation is covered by Workers Compensation
If you present to the Armadale Kelmscott Memorial Hospital Emergency Department, it is important to bring a list of any medications you are taking at the time of presentation. You must also present your Medicare card, and Pension or Healthcare Card if you have one. If you are presenting with a problem that you had already had an ultrasound/x-ray for, please ensure you bring those with you also. If you are an Overseas Visitor or Student, you must present with your passport and any other personal documentation, including health insurance details to assist us with the necessary paperwork for your visit. If you present with an injury/complaint that happened in your workplace and your presentation is confirmed that it will be covered under Workers Compensation, please ensure you bring all necessary work details e.g. Address of your workplace, name of employer and contact details.
If you need urgent assistance, please do not telephone the Armadale Kelmscott Memorial Hospitalís Emergency Department or request an ambulance on the above hospital number. You must call 000 and the ambulance service will assist you.
When you present to the Emergency Department you should sit in order of arrival in the allocated sign posted seats and wait to speak with the Triage nurse. If you have an urgent illness you may present to any staff member at the Emergency Department reception area and inform them immediately.
If you require wheelchair assistance for someone, you may request a wheelchair from the staff at the Emergency Department reception.