Hāwera Emergency Department

Amount needed: $85,000

When you need urgent care, you want an emergency department that is well equipped to diagnose you quickly and safely.

Hāwera Emergency Department has no CT Scanner and limited radiology hours for X-ray or ultrasound. It can be challenging for the medical team to accurate diagnose internal issues. By raising $85,000 for an ultrasound dedicated to Hāwera emergency department, doctors can undertake bedside assessments and diagnoses, and get treatment started quickly.

Emergency Department Ultrasound

With access to an Ultrasound at your bedside, the emergency teams in Hāwera will be able to perform enhanced physical exams, and be able to diagnose internal issues more easily. This includes trauma patients, surgical patients, and obstetric patients. It can also be used on patients that present with cardiac issues to perform an informal echocardiogram.

More importantly, it will give better health outcomes to the population of South Taranaki and mean less transfers to Taranaki Base Hospital.

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Ultrasound in Emergency Department

Fujifilm Sonosite LX

The Fujifilm Sonosite LX has some of the most advanced imaging clarity, making it easier for doctors to confidently diagnose a range of conditions.

  • Large adaptable display
  • Clinicians can assess patients during cardiac exams and resuscitation
  • Small footprint with rotating display for optimal bedside access
  • Expansive touchscreen clinical display
  • Cleaning mode to improve ease ease of infection control

By donating to the Hāwera Emergency Department this summer, many people in South Taranaki will be able to be diagnosed and treated faster and stay local. It could be a child injured playing Saturday rugby, or a colleague injured at work. No matter what the situation, having modern diagnostic tools is vital.

Use our secure form below to donate online, or alternatively you can donate by bank transfer using these details:

Account name: Taranaki Health Foundation

Account number: 15 3942 0837510 00

Reference: YOUR NAME + Emergency

(Please contact us directly for a receipt as we will not have your address)

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