High patient volume stretches Christchurch Hospital’s ED

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Feb 19, 2024 |

The Emergency Department of Christchurch Hospital is grappling with high patient volume tonight, causing significant delays for those seeking non-emergency medical care.

Hospital officials are urging the public to explore alternative healthcare options for less urgent health issues to alleviate the strain on the emergency services.

Patients arriving at the ED are quickly assessed to determine the urgency of their condition.

However, those with less critical needs are warned of prolonged wait times as the hospital prioritises emergency cases.

The hospital’s administration is appealing to the public’s patience and understanding during this busy period.

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

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