Peninsula Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Emergency Cardiac Care

At Peninsula Private Hospital, emergency cardiac situations receive rapid access through our Emergency Department where a team of experts are on hand 24/7 to diagnose, treat and manage these conditions as fast as possible. Located in Frankston, we also service the surrounding regions of Western Port Bay and West Gippsland. 

In a cardiac emergency, call 000 and go straight to Peninsula Private Hospital Emergency Department. 

  • No appointment necessary
  • No referral necessary
  • Appropriate private health insurance cover required 

The only private emergency cardiac care service on the Peninsula

All cardiovascular diagnostic and treatment services, including emergency cardiac services are provided in one location onsite, 24/7. This means that you will be treated immediately by cardiologists in the case of an emergency heart attack, significantly reducing the risk of increased heart damage or even death.

If emergency open heart surgery is required, you won’t have to be transported to another hospital.

  • Peninsula Private consistently surpasses the national average for time between patient arrival and emergency cardiac catheterization. The national guideline for "door to balloon" (catheterization) is 90 minutes. To date, Peninsula Private has surpassed this 100% of the time. Our "door to balloon" average is 11 minutes.
  • Emergency medical responders transmit ECG (heart) data directly to Peninsula Private before patients even arrive. As a result, our cardiologists save valuable time in diagnosing and treating heart conditions.


How to get to the Emergency Department

Patients can present directly to the Peninsula Private Emergency Department or can request to be taken there by ambulance.

Located on McClelland Dve close to Cranbourne Rd intersection

Peninsula Link Outbound – left at Cranbourne Rd  

Peninsula Link Inbound – right at Cranbourne Rd

How much will it cost?

As of 01 October 2022, attending the Peninsula Private Hospital Emergency Department will incur a doctor consultation fee of $400, which is not covered by Medicare or private health insurance. This fee is to ensure there are specialist Emergency Doctors available to provide you with quality and prompt emergency care.

This fee will be payable upon presentation to Peninsula Private Emergency Department.

Pathology tests:

Most pathology tests undertaken in the Emergency Department will be bulk billed and you may not incur out of pocket costs from these services.

Other costs may include:

  • Radiology services: eg x-rays, CT scans, MRI’s and other radiological examinations
  • Discharge medications
  • Other medical specialists if required
  • Allied health service providers
  • Appliances such as crutches and/or braces etc
  • If you require admission to hospital you will need private health insurance or to pay the full hospital and medical costs yourself.