Hospitals and specialist services

Hospitals provide quality care for serious health problems and illnesses.

Hospital services include emergency departments and medical, surgical and maternity services.

Specialist services cater for people who have conditions that need more focused medical attention, such as cancer and some types of surgery.

In this section

  • If you, or a family member, need to travel long distances – or frequently – to see a specialist, then you may be eligible for help with expenses under the National Travel Assistance Scheme. These expenses may include travel, accommodation and support person costs. Read more
  • Hospital emergency departments (sometimes known as ‘A&E’) assess and treat patients who have serious injuries or illnesses. If a friend or family member needs urgent medical attention, dial 111 for an ambulance. Read more
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