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The public and private hospital systems

Choosing between a private and a public hospital can be confusing. Find out how your choices for treatment and care can differ.

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Hospital emergency departments

A hospital emergency department (ED) provides urgent medical care. Find out why and when you might need to go to an ED, what happens when you get there, and what you need to do before leaving.

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Hospital discharge planning

Hospital discharge planning aims to make sure that once you leave hospital you continue to get the right healthcare from the right people. Read more.

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Hospital and intensive care for COVID-19

If you have COVID-19 and must be admitted to hospital, here’s what to expect and how you might be treated.

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Private health insurance

Private health insurance can cover ambulance transport, hospital stays and extras, such as optical and dental. Find out here what is available.

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Coma

In a coma, a person is alive but totally unresponsive to the world around them. Someone in a coma will need intensive care in hospital. Find out more here.

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Bowel obstruction

Bowel obstruction can cause serious health problems. If you have a bowel obstruction, you will usually need immediate treatment in hospital.

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New Normal Navigator app

The New Normal Navigator app helps mums, dads and other carers of a child diagnosed with cancer navigate the return home from hospital and the months afterwards.

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What is an ambulance?

An ambulance is a vehicle equipped to provide emergency care to sick or injured people and to get them to hospital. Learn more here about how much ambulances cost and when you should call one.

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Find a health service

healthdirect Service Finder is a free service that helps you locate the nearest health services in any part of Australia. You can search for health services such as general practitioners, hospitals, dentists, psychologists, hospitals, mental health, optical, pathology, pharmacies and a wide range of others. Find contact details, opening hours and billing options as well as other useful information for these providers. The service finder is also available via the healthdirect mobile app.

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