During a partial bypass, paediatrics patients, those with life threatening emergencies, and trauma patients are still taken directly to Canberra Hospital. There is a drop off bay at the front, and short term parking close by. Emergency care is provided 24 hours a day to all people. increased workloads due to high demand in recent weeks. "It's putting a lot of pressure on our staff, but they continue to provide exceptional care to our patients," Ms McDonald said. Stable patients will be diverted elsewhere. Why is the stock market booming during the coronavirus recession? "Labor and the Greens have been talking about expanding the Canberra Hospital for a decade, yet we are still waiting for the first sod to be turned. The department had record numbers of patients on Monday - more than 330 - and has reportedly been recording high presentations for a number of weeks. 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. Ms Stephen-Smith said about five patients were diverted to Calvary Hospital during the bypass. 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. We pride ourselves on providing  a high quality of patient focused care and on maintaining a friendly and cohesive workplace. The Canberra Hospital Emergency Department  is one of the largest mixed EDs in Australasia, currently seeing over 75000 patients per year with a high acuity and broad casemix. The local surrounds include wineries, country towns, National Parks and further afield the pristine South Coast. One choice helps decide whether it's a success or disaster, Australia set to bake as heatwave brings early start to summer. The numbers are comparable to what the hospital records in peak winter periods and are unusual for November. 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. Our priority is always to provide treatment to those people who are seriously ill, in pain or are suffering. People were expected to face long waits, especially if they were non-urgent patients. If you have inside knowledge of a topic in the news, contact the ABC. "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. ", /images/transform/v1/crop/frm/fdcx/doc6udprzq2xyrbp0i2iie.jpg/r10_218_4245_2611_w1200_h678_fmax.jpg. Canberra Hospital's Emergency Department is located in Building 12, Level 2 on the campus. Live: SA coronavirus patients to be placed under police guard, 'Morally wrong' Jack de Belin 'should have been more considerate' of alleged victim, court told, Far-right terrorism grows in West as global deaths from attacks hit five-year low, Computer 'geek' accused of stealing $360k from elderly woman granted bail despite airport arrest, Cormann 'would have got COVID': PM defends $4,000 per hour plane for former senator's OECD pitch, Clive Palmer suffers major blow in $30 billion damages claim against WA over iron ore project, Ahead of Black Friday sales, Oxfam releases report into ethical manufacturing of major Australian brands, Acid burns victim may have developed 'Stockholm Syndrome' after repeated abuse, inquest told, Trump pardons a turkey and Biden announces his cabinet. "The government continues to talk about their plans to improve the health system, but the evidence repeatedly shows this is not happening," she said. Opposition health spokeswoman Giulia Jones said it was just another example of capacity and workplace pressures at the hospital. "That's probably party of the contribution."