BENDIGO Health has asked for only the most ill of patients to visit it's emergency department as the hospital is experiencing a busy period.
The organisation posted on social media earlier today saying that their emergency department was "extremely busy" and only the most ill and injured patients would be seen first.
A Bendigo Health spokeswoman said if your condition was not an emergency than people should contact their local GP or nurse-on-call services as there could be long wait times.
The call comes as the state recorded over 7,000 new cases of COVID-19 overnight, taking the state's total active cases to 41,660.
For nurse-on-call services call 1300 60 60 24.
If you or your family member is seriously ill and need immediate attention call 000.
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