Resources

Medical Emergency

For emergencies and urgent assistance, please call 000. If you would like to know more about what constitutes a medical emergency, please visit the emergency hotline website below.

 

Emergency hotline
Phone: 000
Website: www.triplezero.gov.au

General Patient Education

For more information about common medical conditions and treatments, consumer medicine information, healthy lifestyle choices and more, visit the Better Health Channel.

 

Website: www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au

Mental Health

For out of hours information and assistance regarding mental health, the following organisations provide a range of helpful services for patients:

 

Lifeline
For emergency counselling assistance
Phone: 13 11 14
Website: www.lifeline.org.au

 

Mental health/depression
Website: www.blackdoginstitute.org.au

 

National Depression Initiative
Website: www.beyondblue.org.au

 

Headspace for youth/adolescence
Website: www.headspace.org.au

 

Children's Health

For information about children’s health issues, such as allergies, disease treatment, nutrition, poisons and more, visit the Westmead Children’s Hospital website below.

 

Poisons Information Hotline
Phone: 13 11 26
Website: www.chw.edu.au 

 

Westmead Children's Hospital 
Website: www.chw.edu.au/parents

Chronic Diseases

For more information about chronic disease management and prevention, the following organisations offer a wealth of specialist information for each condition.

 

Heart health:

Website: www.heartfoundation.org.au

 

Arthritis Australia

Website: www.arthritisaustralia.com.au

 

Cancer Council Australia

Website: www.cancer.org.au

 

Epilepsy Australia

Website: www.epilepsyaustralia.net  

 

National Asthma Foundation

Website: www.nationalasthma.org.au

 

Diabetes Australia:

Website: www.diabetesaustralia.com.au

 

Obesity Australia

Website: www.obesityaustralia.org

 

Medical Emergencies

Call 000, if you are experiencing

Chest pain, breathing difficulties, collapse or altered consciousness, facial/limb weakness, extensive burns or very unwell call 000.