Statement On Royal Darwin And Palmerston Hospitals

NT Government

Royal Darwin and Palmerston Hospitals are experiencing significant pressures and a peak in demand due to a substantial increase in presentations of influenza A.

Residents of the Greater Darwin area are requested to only use the Emergency Department for emergencies.

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.

Actions are being undertaken to proactively manage capacity at RDPH and strategies are in place to ensure ongoing patient safety.

Although a Code Yellow has not been declared, the situation will be closely monitored overnight and will be reassessed tomorrow.

We thank our dedicated staff for their hard work during these periods of high demand to ensure Territorians continue to receive the best patient-centred care possible.

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