Emergency Centre

Brisbane Northside Emergency Centre (BNE) is the private onsite emergency centre for Holy Spirit Northside Private Hospital.

It provides immediate, quality health care for adults and children, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including public holidays.

How we work

Experienced doctors and nurses will see you within moments of arriving (if not immediately). A doctor’s referral is not necessary.

The centre provides emergency care across most specialities. We don’t offer major multi-trauma or psychiatry services or see obstetrics patients at +22 weeks. Patients requiring these services should contact a public sector or relevant facility.

 When you are discharged, your treatment notes will be sent to your GP, with your approval.

A fee-for-service emergency centre

BNE is an independently owned, private, fee-for-service emergency centre.

It is not covered by any insurance system. All private emergency facilities require that you pay a GAP payment of around $300. Fees will be explained to you in more detail on arrival.

The centre is also not a Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) provider and cannot process any DVA accounts. If you are insured by the DVA, you can be directly admitted to Holy Spirit Northside under your private consultant if your referring doctor has made arrangements. Alternatively, The Prince Charles Emergency Department can manage DVA patients.

Independently owned radiology and pathology services are available 24 hours a day, and are invoiced separately to BNE.

Getting here by car

BNE is very close to the main entrance of The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH). If arriving by car:

  • enter the hospitals’ campus from Rode Road
  • proceed up Main Street to the top of the hill
  • turn right and drive past TPCH entrance
  • look for our name in large sign in red letters on a brick wall.


Short-term parking for patient drop-off and collection is available adjacent to the ambulance bays. Long-term parking is available in the nearby multistorey car park.

Location and contact details

The BNE is located at 627 Rode Road, Chermside QLD 4032

Tel: 07 3326 3320

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