Modern emergency care for Queenstown area
Hon Dr David Clark
Minister of Health
modern emergency department and outpatient facilities at
Queenstown’s Lakes District Hospital mean better emergency
care for the growing tourist mecca’s visitors and locals,
says Health Minister David Clark.
Today Dr Clark today
officially opened the hospital’s redeveloped Emergency
Department and Outpatient facilities.
· An extended Emergency
Department with two more beds (nine in total)
· a plaster bay
decontamination area and isolation room for potentially
· triage and consultation
· a medical students' training
“These new facilities will help Southern
District Health Board meet the region’s growing demand for
ED services,” David Clark said.
“This hospital is
situated in one of the most beautiful places in the world.
This does come with challenges. Booming tourism and
population growth have put significant extra pressures on
the district’s health services, particularly on emergency
“In response, Southern DHB has invested $9.3m
and considerable work in this project, while the local
community has shown tremendous spirit in raising funds for a
new state of the art CT scanner.
means Lakes District Hospital has an ED that’s fit for
purpose and well placed to keep pace with this special part
of New Zealand,” David Clark
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