In an emergency, always call triple zero (000). It’s a free call from any phone, mobile or phone box.

For other urgent medical issues, go to an Emergency Department.

Our Emergency Departments are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week:

The Ballina District Hospital Emergency department is staffed by a highly qualified medical team of Career Medical Officers, Emergency Specialists, and Nursing staff providing care to patients of all ages with critical and acute illness.

Patients are assessed upon arrival, and those with the most urgent medical needs are seen first.

We work closely with other facilities within the Northern NSW Local Health District, and if necessary, patients may be transferred to another site for continuing care. An on-site Radiology service is available if required.

Hours of Service24 hours a day, 365 days a year