Emergency Department

We’re upgrading the Armadale Hospital Emergency Department.
The current stage of construction works will have an impact on the existing space in the waiting room and you may experience some increased noise in this area. We have made the following temporary arrangements and appreciate your cooperation during this time:

  • Seating will be prioritised for patients
  • Support persons accompanying patients will be limited to one (unless under exceptional circumstances)
  • Toilets in the waiting room will be unavailable during the day; the Waiting Room and Triage Nurse are available to provide assistance

We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience during this time.


Our Emergency Department (ED) provides a 24-hour emergency service for adults and children.

We care for people whose health conditions are serious and require urgent attention including obstetric, paediatric and neonatal emergencies. More than 60,000 people use our ED each year.

Patients in our ED are seen in order of their illness severity, not in order of attendance. Seriously ill patients will be attended to first while those with relatively minor illnesses may have to wait.

Our ED has access to a range of medical imaging services on-site, allied health services and specialty areas such as an Intensive Care Unit and an Acute Medical Unit.

If you have a life-threatening medical condition, call 000 and request an ambulance. Find out what to do in an emergency.

Last Updated: 17/03/2022