Responses to access block in Australia: Australian Capital Territory

Drew B Richardson
Med J Aust 2003; 178 (3): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2003.tb05093.x
Published online: 3 February 2003

Access block began to affect hospitals in the Australian Capital Territory during the winter of 2000. Practice was seriously affected first at the Canberra Hospital, a 500-bed mixed adult/paediatric tertiary hospital, in 2000, and then in 2002 at Calvary Hospital (220 beds), the other hospital in the ACT with an emergency department (ED).

  • The Canberra Hospital, Canberra, ACT.


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