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.

If you don't have an emergency you have other options for your healthcare.

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: Friday, August 16, 2019

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