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Published Friday 26 Mar 2021

Both the Wellington and Hutt EDs are experiencing high presentation numbers, and people are asked to help keep ED clear for people who are in need of emergency care.

ED is for emergencies only – such as injuries that threaten life or limb – and people who have non-urgent illnesses or injuries should see their GP early, visit an after-hours clinic, or call Healthline (0800 611 116) for free health advice from a registered nurse.
 
Keeping EDs for emergencies only will help ensure people are seen faster, and allow staff to provide the best care for patients and whānau.
 
There is information on both the Hutt Valley DHB and Capital & Coast DHB websites to help people find out what sort of support they need. Information about GPs and family doctors is available from Tu Ora Compass Health, Ora Toa, and Te Awakairangi PHOs.

Please remember that anyone who does need emergency care should come to ED without delay – with only one or two support people – or, in an emergency, call 111.