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Waikato Hospital Emergency Department full and hospital very busy

Waikato Hospital Emergency Department full and hospital very busy

Posted September 15, 2020
Health

The Waikato Hospital Emergency Department is asking people to avoid visiting them today if they are not experiencing a medical emergency.

Anyone needing emergency treatment is still encouraged to dial 111 or go directly to the Waikato Hospital Emergency Department.

Their message to patients is:

Please keep Waikato Hospital Emergency Department for emergencies as we are experiencing high demand across the hospital and there are long wait times for non-urgent patients.

If you need immediate or urgent help please continue to dial 111 or go directly to Waikato Hospital ED.

If it is not an emergency, options include calling Healthline on 0800 611 116 for free 24-hour health advice, visiting your GP, or an urgent care centre near you.