Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith on Wednesday said high rates of mental health presentations could be partly behind the increased presentations. "It's putting a lot of pressure on our staff, but they continue to provide exceptional care to our patients," Ms McDonald said. Canberra Health Services CEO Bernadette McDonald asked Canberrans to go to walk-in centres or their GP if they didn't need emergency care. The adventurous and sporting types will welcome the proximity to the best on and off road cycling, skiing, running and bushwalking as well as sporting teams in national competitions. Canberra Hospital was forced to divert ambulances to Calvary Hospital on Tuesday afternoon to ease pressure on its emergency department. Opposition health spokeswoman Giulia Jones said it was just another example of capacity and workplace pressures at the hospital. Copyright © 2020 Canberra Emergency. Canberra Hospital was forced to divert ambulances to Calvary Hospital on Tuesday afternoon to ease pressure on its emergency department. There also appeared to be an increase in respiratory presentations. Expanded emergency department at Canberra Hospital. Emergency care is provided 24 hours a day to all people. Posted She said there were a number of initiatives almost ready to come online - such as additional short stay mental health beds - which would help ease capacity issues. 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Ms Stephen-Smith said about five patients were diverted to Calvary Hospital during the bypass. Stable patients will be diverted elsewhere. University of Canberra Hospital does not have an emergency department. Online Discussion Terms & Conditions. ... For serious illness or injury requiring urgent attention, call 000 or go to your local hospital Emergency Department… There also appeared to be an increase in respiratory presentations. ", /images/transform/v1/crop/frm/fdcx/doc6udprzq2xyrbp0i2iie.jpg/r10_218_4245_2611_w1200_h678_fmax.jpg. Canberra Hospital is a teaching hospital affiliated with the Medical School of the Australian National University.The Emergency Department is accredited as Major Referral by ACEM and provides dedicated comprehensive education for all levels of students, nursing and medical staff and also provides critical care education to the region. It is the tertiary referral centre and trauma centre for a huge area of South Eastern Australia. "It's putting a lot of pressure on our staff, but they continue to provide exceptional care to our patients," Ms McDonald said. Here's what's been happening in the US, 'Sorry I'm late, I didn't want to come': Harnessing humour as a superpower at work, NSW Premier announces sweeping changes to coronavirus restrictions in time for Christmas, Still waiting for a travel refund? Why is the stock market booming during the coronavirus recession? Canberra Hospital is a teaching hospital affiliated with the Medical School of the Australian National University.The Emergency Department is accredited as Major Referral by ACEM and provides dedicated comprehensive education for all levels of students, nursing and medical staff and also provides critical care education to the region. "We've certainly seen a particularly bad pollen season and with the way that the weather has been behaving people who don't usually feel respiratory distress have been feeling that way," she said. Canberra is one of the most liveable cities in the world, with high quality restaurants, excellent schools and wonderful treed public spaces which link the cities suburbs. "Go to the most appropriate place for care and you'll probably find you wait less time," she said. ABC teams share the story behind the story and insights into the making of digital, TV and radio content. People were expected to face long waits, especially if they were non-urgent patients. During a partial bypass, paediatrics patients, those with life threatening emergencies, and trauma patients are still taken directly to Canberra Hospital. During a partial bypass, paediatrics patients, those with life threatening emergencies, and trauma patients are still taken directly to Canberra Hospital. Canberra Hospital's Emergency Department is located in Building 12, Level 2 on the campus. If you need emergency care call 000 or go directly to your nearest emergency department at Calvary Public Hospital in Bruce or Canberra Hospital in Garran. "That's probably party of the contribution.". In other news: She said limb injuries, scratches or wounds could all be treated at walk-in centres. Hospital bosses say there is no obvious cause for the dramatic increase in patients. It's understood the hospital went on partial bypass on Tuesday afternoon, with non-critical patients diverted to Calvary Hospital for a number of hours. The local surrounds include wineries, country towns, National Parks and further afield the pristine South Coast. Stable patients will be diverted elsewhere. Ms McDonald said the service was not yet aware what was causing the high demand. Opposition health spokeswoman Giulia Jones said it was just another example of capacity and workplace pressures at the hospital. It's understood the hospital went on partial bypass on Tuesday afternoon, with non-critical patients diverted to Calvary Hospital for a number of hours. Canberra Hospital was forced to divert ambulances to Calvary Hospital on Tuesday afternoon to ease pressure on its emergency department. If you need emergency care call 000 or go directly to your nearest emergency department at Calvary Public Hospital in Bruce or Canberra Hospital in Garran. For many months, the COVID-19 pandemic masked the true state of affairs at Canberra Hospital. AEDT = Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time which is 11 hours ahead of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time), Follow our live coverage for the latest news on the coronavirus pandemic, National Cabinet urged to introduce pre-flight coronavirus testing for returning travellers, Extremist jailed for leading terror cell has Australian citizenship cancelled, 'You knew I was not OK': Police recorded alleged victim's Snapchat messages to Jarryd Hayne, court hears.