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Northern Health Emergency Department

GP Hotline
ED referral pathways for residential aged care and community clients
Emergency Medicine Education and Training


The Northern Health Emergency Department is located at:

The Northern Hospital
185 Cooper Street Epping 3076
Telephone: 8405 8000
Facsimile: 8405 8944
Email: emergency | at | nh.org.au

A multidisciplinary care coordination team provides discharge risk screening and referral to the community ensuring supports are in place for safe discharge home from the Emergency Department.

Please note that The Northern Health Emergency Department does not have an Ear Nose and Throat Service and alternative arrangements should be sought.

GP Hotline

Tel:      8405 2610

A GP designated advice line to the Emergency Department is available for GP‘s direct to the ED consultant on duty.

This dedicated hotline facilitates direct access to the right person to enable you to:

  • gain quick access to clinical advice if you patient’s condition is changing or deteriorating
  • gain clarity as to the appropriateness of referring a patient to the ED

Please note that The Northern Health Emergency Department does not have a preferential/fast track system to Specialist (Outpatients) Clinics – see Specialist Clinics page for contacts to discuss urgent clinic referrals.

ED referral pathways for residential aged care and community clients

Residential aged care clients: Please contact the GP Hotline to discuss residential aged care clients as outreach services may be able to help prevent unnecessary ED presentations.

Emergency Medicine Education and Training

EMET is a program which has been funded by the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) to provide local GP’s with 1 hour, Education and Training sessions in Emergency Medicine covering various topics. The session is delivery of structured training customised to meet the needs of our local GP’s. These include use of low fidelity simulation activities supported by pre workshop materials, post workshop assessments and surveys to meet educational best practice. Participation results in 40 Category 1 CPD points being accredited per Module.

The objectives of the EMERG program are:
- BLS competency
- Initial management of sick adult and paediatric patients
- Improved practice preparedness for critical patient emergencies

Each module consists of 6 hours in duration, and covers:
- Pre-course activities
- Interactive workshop
- Cased Based Discussion on various topics
- Simulation
- Feedback
- Post course Questionnaire
- Reinforcing Activities

These workshops can be delivered in 1 x 6 hour block or 1 x 3 hour Interactive / Simulation workshop and 3 x 1 hour case based discussions. Either option will afford the GP 40 CME points. Please note: to obtain the full 40 points, it is compulsory to attend and complete the entire module.

We can also provide Category 2, topic based sessions, which are 1 hour in duration and cover various topics. These sessions can be held at your practice and will afford each GP 2 CME points.

These workshops are FREE for a limited time and bookings are essential.  Register here

Workshop Dates:

Saturday 25th July 2015  - The Northern Hospital
Saturday 22nd August 2015 - The Northern Hospital
Saturday 14th November 2015 - Seymour

If your staff, medical and nursing, would be interested in enrolling in any of our EMERG workshops, please contact Kim Tarzia on 8405 8013 or via email  kim.tarzia | at | nh.org.au

Further Emergency Department Education is located on the ED website www.nhedventures.com