Emergency departments (EDs) are an important component of New Zealand’s health care system, treating people who have a serious illness or injury that requires urgent attention. There are close to 1 million ED attendances in New Zealand every year.
In this section
- Information on when to go to an emergency department, being triaged, and things to check when being discharged. Read more
- Triaging is assessing patients on arrival at an emergency department to decide how urgent their illness or injury is and how soon treatment is required. Read more
- Guidance for New Zealand emergency departments regarding the interface with primary health care. Read more