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  •   Home > News > Health & Safety

    Canterbury DHB says it's working on options to cope with a record number of patients in the ED

    Canterbury DHB says it's working on options to cope with a record number of patients in the ED


    In March, more than 10 thousand people presented at Christchurch Hospital's emergency department - almost a third needing to be admitted to hospital.

    Canterbury DHB had to cancel more than 60 surgeries over two weeks this month - due to a surge in acutely unwell patients.

    DHB Chief Executive Peter Bramley says the hospital cannot keep accommodating the growth - and is looking how to provide care in different ways or in different places..

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