Emergency Information

The Urgent Care Centre at Benalla Health is a 6 bay unit, compromising 4 treatment bays, 1 triage room and 1 Resuscitation area. The UCC is staffed 24 hours a day by Nurses with on call Visiting Medical Officers.

The Urgent Care Centre sees approximately 6000 presentations a year. Presentations range from simple procedures to complex chest pains and trauma.

We are supported by our on call Visiting Medical Officers and Ambulance Victoria / Adult Retrieval Victoria.

Our resuscitation area has the ability to perform all aspects of Advanced Life Support and Ventilation including Non-Invasive and Invasive Ventilation.

Our nursing staff have a range of qualifications. We are supported with RIPRN & Nurse Practitioners.

  • A Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a Registered Nurse with the experience, expertise and authority to diagnose and treat people of all ages with a variety of acute or chronic health conditions. NPs have completed additional university study at Master’s degree level and are the most senior and independent clinical nurses in our health care system.
     
  • Rural and Isolated Practice Registered Nurses (RIPRN) have additional training and accreditation and can supply and administer medicines that have been approved by a Secretarial Approval of which Benalla Health has been granted.