Illness or medical issues
There are a number of medical centres which are located close to the University campus. These are:
Building 11, Ground Floor
University of Wollongong NSW 2500
Ph: (02) 8203 5901
Crown Medical Centre
325 Crown Street
Wollongong NSW 2500
Ph: (02) 4220 0100
Wollongong Medical Centre
239/237 - 241 Crown Street
Wollongong NSW 2500
Ph: (02) 4254 2600
Illawarra Family Medical Centre
Floor 1, 338 - 340 Crown Street
Ph: (02) 4252 5200
If you become ill during the evening or weekend, you should notify your residential office. After hours medical assistance can be obtained from the Wollongong Radio Doctor, who will conduct home visits from 7.00 p.m. to 6.00 a.m. Monday to Friday There are also a number of general medical practitioners in the local area operating a variety of surgery hours.
If you are unable to meet your academic obligations because of illness, you must notify your subject convenor. If you are unable to do this yourself, you should make sure that a fellow resident or friend informs your Student Residence Manager.
All serious illnesses, accidents or hospital admissions must be reported immediately to UOW Accommodation. The only appropriate transport in an emergency is an ambulance and you will be responsible for the costs incurred. It is highly recommended you have health cover that includes ambulance travel, as it can be quite expensive.
If you contract a communicable disease (for example, Glandular Fever, Chicken Pox, Influenza H1N1, Rubella or Mumps) you must inform your:
- Community Leader
- Community Assistant on duty
- Student Residence Manager
- UOW Accommodation administration
If temporary relocation is suggested by your medical practitioner, this may be facilitated and meals be arranged for you. If you have a routine medical appointment at a local doctor’s surgery or hospital then you should make your own arrangements to attend. If you are too ill or taking public transport would be inadvisable or impractical, then you should contact us for assistance. Our ability to assist you will depend on the availability of staff and a motor vehicle. If we are not able to assist you directly, we will make arrangements for a taxi to collect you but you will need to bear the costs yourself. Whilst staff will assist residents as much as possible, should they become ill or injured whilst living at UOW Accommodation, it should be noted that residents will remain responsible for:
- their own day to day care in terms of laundry
- the cleaning of rooms
- transport to and from the University and medical practitioners
Should a resident sustain an injury or contract an illness inhibiting self-care, it will be recommended the resident return to the family home where possible for convalescence.