Emergency Department - Taranaki Base Hospital

The Emergency Department at Taranaki Base Hospital is run by a highly skilled staff trained in specialist emergency care.

Anyone presenting at the Emergency Department is seen in order of priority for medical attention, rather than order of arrival. This is a process known as Triage.

The Emergency suite has two resuscitation beds, five treatment rooms, five treatment cubicles and nine observation beds, a separate observation room, with separate family and interview rooms to allow privacy for family members and whanau.

The unit has eight mobile monitors, feeding back to a central monitor in the central nurses’ station.

To guarantee staff and patient safety at all times, the ambulance bay and reception areas are monitored by closed-circuit television and the department can be made secure by a remote locking system controlled by staff.


Taranaki Base Hospital’s Emergency Department is open 24-hours-a-day, every day.

Find us:

The department is located alongside the main entrance. Car parking is available outside or in the nearby visitors’ car park.


Last updated: Monday, October 2, 2017

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