In an Emergency Department every second counts.
We have to be prepared to treat serious life-threatening
These life and death situations cannot wait, which means you might
But you have other options:
You might not have to come to ED at all. But we're here if
you need us.
Click below to view a video on what to expect when you visit the
Tauranga or Whakatane Emergency Departments:
Zero Tolerance to Violence
We have a zero tolerance policy to physical, emotional and
verbal abuse. ALL persons who demonstrate this behaviour will be
asked to leave the premises.
If your condition worsens or does not progress satisfactorily
once you go home, please contact your GP, After Hours clinic or
return to the Emergency Department. If your need is urgent, please
call an Ambulance on 111 (24 hours).
If you are not sure what sort of medical help you need please
phone your GP or ring Healthline on 0800 611 116.
This is a free telephone health information service. A registered
nurse will answer your call, then assess your health needs and give
information to help you decide on the best care.
October 9, 2015