Timely and appropriate emergency department (ED) treatment is an important service provided to all Victorians.
Patient demand for ED care is increasing, and improving ED services, facilities and waiting times is a priority for the Victorian Government.
For data and performance reports on Victorian public health ED services, consult the Victorian Health Services Performance website.
Models of emergency care
Eight models of care address the consistent growth in demand for Victoria's hospital services, particularly emergency care.
Patient experience in emergency departments
Providing good quality care that meets the needs of patients is a key objective in Victoria’s emergency departments.
Improving patient transfer from ambulance to emergency department
The Department of Health & Human Services is committed to reducing emergency care waiting times and improving ambulance patient transfers.
Addressing violence in Victorian healthcare settings
The Victorian Government has set priorities in order to address and reduce violence against staff in healthcare settings.
Reviewed 05 October 2015