St George community to benefit from new Urgent Care Service


The St George community can now access healthcare in a more timely way, and avoid unnecessary trips to the emergency department (ED), thanks to a new Urgent Care Service (UCS) at Carlton which opened its doors to patients.

The Carlton Urgent Care Service is part of a $124 million program to deliver 25 urgent care services across the state by June 2025.

These new services aim to bridge the gap between primary and emergency care, ensuring that patients have fast access to the urgent care they need without having to turn to a busy emergency department where they may endure a long wait while more seriously ill or injured people are prioritised.

The service is designed to treat a range of illnesses and injuries that are deemed urgent, but not life-threatening, such as minor wounds that need stitches, suspected broken bones and skin infections that need antibiotics.

The Carlton Urgent Care Service will be open 365 days a year, from 8am to 8pm, and will be staffed by General Practitioners and nurses with important diagnostic services available including pathology and radiology.

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