Code Yellow called at Royal Darwin and Palmerston Hospitals

NT Government

Royal Darwin and Palmerston Hospitals continue to experience significant pressures and a peak in demand due to a substantial increase in presentations of influenza A and sustained demand in other areas of the service, particularly patients awaiting aged care.

A Code Yellow has been declared at Royal Darwin and Palmerston Hospitals (RDPH) and actions are being undertaken to proactively manage capacity at RDPH and strategies are in place to ease pressure and ensure ongoing patient safety. NT Health will continue to review and adjust the response accordingly.

If you are experiencing a health emergency, call Triple Zero (000) and ask for an ambulance. The RDPH Emergency Department is open 24 hours and is able to provide medical care for emergencies.

If you are unsure of how to manage your illness or injury, visit [] or call Healthdirect for free on 1800 022 222.

There have been more than 200 confirmed cases of influenza in the Territory this year. To protect our community, Territorians aged over six months are encouraged to get vaccinated. Vaccinations are available at general practitioners, health clinics, and participating pharmacies.

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