Hospital emergency department in western Sydney shut down after positive ...

Major hospital emergency is shut down over fears of a coronavirus outbreak with ambulance redirected and patients evacuated Mount Druitt Hospital emergency department shut down after coronavirus case Patient presented to emergency on Saturday and tested positive on Sunday Department due to reopen Monday after patients transferred to other hospitals Do you know more? Email [email protected] 

By Kylie Stevens For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 21:05 GMT, 10 January 2021 | Updated: 21:27 GMT, 10 January 2021

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The emergency department of a busy Sydney hospital has been shut down after a patient tested positive to coronavirus.

The Mount Druitt Hospital emergency department in western Sydney is closed until at least Monday morning after deep cleaning on Sunday night.

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Ambulances were diverted to transport patients to other hospitals, including nearby Blacktown.

Footage shows staff dressed in personal protection equipment loading patients into ambulances to be transferred to other medical facilities. 

Mount Druitt Hospital's emergency department was shut down on Sunday night, where patients were loaded into ambulances and transferred to other hospitals (pictured)

 Mount Druitt Hospital's emergency department was shut down on Sunday night, where patients were loaded into ambulances and transferred to other hospitals

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