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Auckland DHB Emergency Department

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Description

Auckland City Hospital is one of two major trauma centers serving the Auckland region and has all major specialties available on site except for Maxillofacial and Plastic Surgery.

The new Emergency Department was commissioned in October 2003.The Department sees approximately 63,000 patients with a high index of disease severity (40% admission rate). The Department is co-located with the Starship Hospital's Paediatric Emergency Department which sees approximately 30,000 patients annually, making the Auckland campus one of the busiest in Australasia.

The Department is staffed by 21 specialists, 6 MOSS, 4 Fellows, 18 RMOs, 6 Clinical Nurse Specialists and 58 full time equivalent nursing staff.

The Department is affiliated with the Auckland University Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate education.

Consultants

Hours

24 hours a day; 7 days a week.

Referral Expectations

On arrival at the Emergency Department you are seen by a triage nurse who assesses your condition. Depending on your condition, you may be seen immediately or you may be asked to wait in the waiting room.

Charges

New Zealand citizens or those who have obtained permanent residence are entitled to publicly funded health care.

Non-residents may be required to pay for their health care. If you were not born in New Zealand and have not previously shown evidence of residency you should bring your passport with you on your first visit to the hospital for verification.

Parking

There is a temporary carpark outside the Emergency Department that should be used to pick/drop off patients only. Please inform security staff  to avoid the risk of it being towed away. 

Pay parking for visitors and patients is available in the Visitors' Carpark - Carpark A (use the Park Road entrance and follow the signs). 

Other

EMERGENCY MEDICINE TRAINING

The DEM at Auckland Hospital has accreditation from the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine for 2 years of advanced training. The Department currently supports 12 registrars in training. The Auckland regional training programme provides training posts in Emergency Medicine, Intensive care (adult and paediatric), Paediatrics, Anaesthesia, General Medicine and a trauma surgical post. There is a robust regional education programme for trainees with specific sessions dedicated to preparation for college exams. There are 6 house surgeon training posts allowing those who are considering a career in emergency medicine to gain some experience prior to committing to the formal training programme. We also provide training to medical students, elective students, army medics and St Johns ambulance staff.   

Enquiries regarding training positions should be directed to Dr Bernard Foley (DEMT).

Further information and application forms are available on the NoRTH website

CAREERS

If you are interested in doing an elective in Emergency Medicine please contact Dr Bernard Foley.

The department has two 6-month Fellow jobs available every year which are advertised in March and August. Senior trainees will find these posts useful in bridging the gap from a  senior registrar to a consultant. There is also an oppurtunity to work on the HEMS service.

If you are interested in picking up locum shifts please contact Lesley Griffiths.

Contact Details

Auckland City Hospital

Central Auckland

Website: www.akhdem.co.nz

2 Park Road
Grafton
Auckland 1023

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Street Address

2 Park Road
Grafton
Auckland 1023

Postal Address

Private Bag 92 024
Auckland Mail Centre
Auckland 1142

This page was last updated at 3:31PM on November 11, 2015. This information is reviewed and edited by Auckland DHB Emergency Department.