Arranged medical procedures have been dropped at Exeter's principle emergency clinic as "outrageous tension" on the NHS has prompted it working at a third over limit.
High understanding numbers, "supported interest" for Coronavirus beds and progressing shortages on help at the Imperial Devon and Exeter Emergency clinic (RD&E) mean it has penetrated its ability by in excess of 100 clinical patients.
The clinic's crisis office had its most active day so far this year on Sunday 10 October - staff saw 320 patients altogether.
In excess of 120 ambulances went to the medical clinic on Sunday - contrasted with a normal of 90.
Surgeons - who told ITV News they are "restless" regarding what winter will bring - say there has been specific strain on the kids' crisis office because of breathing ailments among youngsters.
Advisor Adam Reuben portrayed the current circumstance as "an extraordinary test".
"I believe it's additionally stressing that we're not in the profundities of winter at this point," he added.
"We're battling all things considered and we're restless with regards to what's to come as the colder time of year continues."
A representative for the clinic told ITV News there are 30% more clinical patients in the emergency clinic than it is completely resourced for - what might be compared to in excess of 100 patients.
Giving a request for individuals to possibly go to A&E when there is a real, dangerous crisis, Devon's Clinical Authorizing Gathering (CCG) said the region's entire wellbeing and social consideration framework is under "outrageous tension".
Seat of the CCG Dr Paul Johnson said: "We truly need you to help us.
"If it's not too much trouble, find out if you have a certified hazardous crisis prior to going to a crisis division.
"In case you are not in the perfect spot, you might be diverted to a more suitable help. This is on the grounds that we need to securely focus on those with the most earnest need.
"We are additionally requesting that individuals get companions or family members when they are alright to be released from medical clinic. This opens up beds for different patients who need them.
"At last, we are seeing large quantities of kids coming to emergency clinic. There is a truly useful HANDi pediatric app for guidance on normal youth diseases and when to look for help."
The emergency clinic's clinical chief likewise requested that individuals utilize different NHS administrations.
He said: "I perceive completely that as a parent any evil youngster is a genuine concern.
"I feel that in spite of the fact that we are here at the RD&E to help and consider individuals to be fundamental, due to the tensions that we're under I would likewise advocate the utilization of different organizations like NHS 111.
"Visiting people group drug stores is a truly smart thought - they offer excellent levels of counsel and early treatment," he added.