17 Aug 2022

Hundreds arriving to Christchurch hospital emergency department

From Morning Report, 8:37 am on 17 August 2022

Christchurch Hospital's emergency department is again being overwhelmed by the numbers coming in for treatment.

On Tuesday 366 people arrived, and at 7pm there were 131 being cared for in the department, with many more waiting for care.

Thirty-eight percent of people needed to be admitted for further treatment and care.

ED's clinical director Dr Mark Gilbert spoke to Susie Ferguson.