St Andrew's Ipswich Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Private Emergency Department

St Andrew’s Ipswich Emergency Department (ED) provides 24 hour quality care to patients of the Ipswich and West Moreton Region.

How to access the St Andrew’s Ipswich Emergency Department

Patients may self-present (walk-in) to the Department or may request to be delivered by ambulance. Our Emergency Department team are trained to care for paediatric patients, however should the need arise, transfer may be coordinated to a more appropriate paediatric service. Unfortunately the Department is unable to manage psychiatric, drug and alcohol, and sexual assault presentations.

The Department is located at St Andrew’s Ipswich Private Hospital, 12 Roderick Street, Ipswich. Please note that entry to the Department is via the main entrance from Pring Street, Ipswich. No appointment is necessary and no referral from your doctor is required to attend the Department.

Our Emergency Department Team

The highly skilled team of doctors and nurses at the St Andrew’s Ipswich Emergency Department provide prompt and professional care 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. Our team includes:

  • Director of Emergency Medicine
  • ED Specialist Doctors –  Fellows of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine
  • ED Medical Officers –  Emergency and Critical Care Trained Doctors
  • ED Nurses – Post graduate qualifications in Emergency Care
  • ED Administration Staff

About the Department

The emergency care you will receive at the St Andrew’s Ipswich Private Emergency Department complements the existing quality medical and surgical care provided by the hospital. Our Emergency Department includes:

  • 2 undercover ambulance parking bays
  • A Comfortable waiting room
  • 6 monitored emergency bays
  • Resuscitation bay
  • Triage room
  • Fast track/consult room
  • CT scanner
  • X-ray room and
  • Onsite retail pharmacy

How much will it cost?

Presentation to St Andrew’s Ipswich Private Emergency Department incurs a doctor gap fee. This fee is not covered by your private health insurance; your Emergency Department account will consist of a Medicare rebate component and an out of pocket (non-refundable from Medicare or private health fund) component. This out-of-pocket doctor gap fee may range between $150 and $200 upon presentation to the Department. All pathology tests undertaken at the Emergency Department will be bulk billed.  Patients may incur a $100 call-out fee for radiology services provided outside of sociable hours.

Our reception team members will discuss financial consent with you at an appropriate time following your presentation. Please note that our team will discuss options for your care if you require admission and do not hold private health insurance. Your doctor gap fee will be waived upon admission, however you may incur other costs arising from:

  • Discharge drugs
  • Exclusions within your health fund policy
  • Health fund excess or co-payments
  • Disposables and prosthetics

You may also receive separate accounts (posted out) for services such as pathology, radiology, Surgeon, Physician and Anaesthetist fees.

We understand a visit to the Emergency Centre can be an unexpected and overwhelming experience. As a result, we encourage all patients and visitors to ask staff any questions they may have regarding their care. For more information please phone 07 3816 9300 or visit