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Southern DHB Emergency Department - Southland Hospital

Public Service, Emergency


12:00 AM to 12:00 AM.


What is Emergency Medicine?
Emergency Medicine is the branch of medicine that involves the diagnosis, management and treatment of acute and urgent illnesses and injuries that may be life-threatening and require immediate attention.

The Emergency Department is staffed by doctors and nurses who have specialised training in Emergency Medicine.



Referral Expectations

On arrival at the Emergency Department, the patient may expect to undergo a brief triage or screening to determine the nature and severity of the illness or injury. On the basis of this assessment, those with more severe symptoms or injuries are treated before those with less serious conditions.

After the initial assessment and treatment, patients may be admitted to the hospital, transferred to another hospital or discharged.


12:00 AM to 12:00 AM.

Mon – Sunmidnight – midnight

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Contact Details

Emergency Department:
Ph (03) 218 1949, 24 hours / 7 days


Kew Road
Southland 9812

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Street Address

Kew Road
Southland 9812

Postal Address

Southland Hospital
PO Box 828
Invercargill 9840

This page was last updated at 11:30AM on March 29, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Southern DHB Emergency Department - Southland Hospital.