Emergency Department experiencing high demand – long wait times

The Emergency Department is experiencing high demand and extremely long wait times.

Hospital staff and patients, as well as medical inpatients are experiencing high COVID levels.  

We have temporarily:

  • restricted visitors in our Medical Ward and Subacute Unit (There will be exceptions managed by the Hospital Coordinator in the case of end of life care)
  • closed some hospital beds

The most sick or injured will be cared for first. The Department of Health and Ambulance Victoria is helping divert less urgent care. 

If you are sick but don’t need emergency care, please contact your GP, local pharmacist, Nurse on Call (1300 60 60 24) or the afterhours GP Helpline (1800 02 22 22)  .

If you need urgent care or are experiencing a medical emergency, call 000 or go to your nearest Emergency Department.