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ŇĆamaru Hospital Services

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Emergency Department

Provides a 24 hour service, 7 days a week.

Open to all emergencies that do not come under the umbrella of general practitioners. Once stabilisation has been achieved all major trauma are transferred to Dunedin Hospital.

Less severe injuries may be admitted to Takaro Ward overnight for observation and transfers are made as necessary.

Acute surgical cases, once stabilised, are transferred to Dunedin, if required.

In some situations when a problem is not obvious and the condition does not justify immediate transfer, the patient is admitted to Takaro Ward for observation.

This page was last updated at 10:41AM on June 29, 2021.