Emergency Department waiting times in Tasmania's public hospitals
The Department of Health publishes the average waiting time for non-critical cases in Tasmania’s four public emergency departments. This is to help people choose the right healthcare option for their needs, including less urgent cases who may be able to get treatment more quickly using another option.
The most serious and life-threatening injuries and illnesses will always be seen first in our emergency departments (EDs). This means people with less urgent conditions, may have to wait longer.
The pages below show the average waiting times for non-critical cases over the last two hours in Tasmania’s four public EDs.
When you’re unwell, there are a range of different care options available across Tasmania. The right option for you depends on your symptoms and how serious your illness is.
If you or someone else are experiencing a serious and life-threatening injury or illness, call triple zero (000) immediately or go to the nearest Emergency Department.
If your injury or illness is not life-threatening, there are better options available. Choosing one of these services can help you get the right care sooner and help our busy emergency staff: