Urgent Care Centres

Urgent Care Centres are part of our strategy to provide an alternative to Emergency Department care for patients with minor injury and illness. Emergency Departments are getting busier each year, and as they must treat patients in order of medical urgency we have opened Urgent Care Centres to see patients with minor injury and illness without the need for a long wait.

The Urgent Care Centre is part of the Emergency Department, but it allows the Emergency Department to do what it does best - care for patients with life-threatening illness and injury. If a patient starts to get sicker while in the Urgent Care Centre, the patient can be moved into the Emergency Department easily to get the specialist care they need. The type of patients who can be seen in the Urgent Care Centres are those who present with minor fractures, sprains, lacerations, chest infections and other similar ailments. 

If a patient starts to get sicker while in the Urgent Care Centre, the patient can be moved into the Emergency Department easily to get the specialist care they need. The type of patients who can be seen in the Urgent Care Centres are those who present with minor fractures, sprains, lacerations, chest infections and other similar ailments.