The Emergency Department provides initial assessment, resuscitation, stabilisation and management for emergency presentations for children from birth to 16 years (and up to the age of 18 years for pre-existing chronic conditions and mental health conditions). The department manages:

  • manages major trauma and other life-threatening emergencies
  • deals with external disasters or pandemics associated with large patient numbers
  • acts as the central transfer/referral point for multi-trauma services in Queensland incorporating extensive support services
  • accepts and treats retrieved patients but does not form part of the retrieval service.

Operating hours

24 hours/day, seven days/week


Level 1, Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital (entry off Stanley Street).

Contact us

Dial 000 if your child requires emergency assistance.

Last updated: 18 December 2014