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Is the emergency department the best place for you?

If not, there are other options

Transport home


All patients are responsible for their transportation home. Please plan ahead and make private arrangements for your trip home, if you are well enough to travel by car, bus, train or commercial flight. 

If you came to the hospital via the Royal Flying Doctor Service or ambulance, you cannot necessarily use this service to return home.

Ambulances and the Royal Flying Doctor are emergency services only utilised to transfer you home if it is medically necessary.

If you live more than 100 kilometres away from Adelaide, the Patient Assistance Transport Scheme may be able to help with your travel costs.

If you require assistance to organise transport home, please discuss this with the Rural Liaison Nurse, an Aboriginal Liaison Worker or Social Worker on, or shortly after, admission.

Please note: we do not provide patient transport.

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