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#116841 11-May-2013 19:29
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Quick question for a project as part of my honours study in geography, would appreciate an Aucklander's local knowledge. 

Is this list of hospitals with emergency departments within the unitary authority boundary complete?
- Middlemore
- Auckland city incl. starship
- North Shore
- Waitakere (looks pretty small but apparently has a 24/7 ED)

I haven't been able to find a comprehensive list, so just wanted to double check what I have with your local knowledge.


TIA

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FYI: My project is using GIS to calculate the average travel time to the nearest GP and Hospital ED from the middle of each census meshblock, which will then be related to the NZ Health Survey to see if proximity to healthcare facilities affects how likely people are to use such facilities

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  #815911 11-May-2013 19:45
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East Care on Botany Road is a 24/7 emergency centre too.





 
 
 
 


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  #815922 11-May-2013 19:59
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At this stage I'm only interested in hospital emergency departments, as opposed to medical centres (East Care seems to fall into this category, although it is quite comprehensive from their website.

Thanks for the yellow page idea, but it seems to only pick up medical centres, not hospitals

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  #815929 11-May-2013 20:06
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North Shore Hospital Takapuna

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  #815930 11-May-2013 20:06
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nickb800: At this stage I'm only interested in hospital emergency departments, as opposed to medical centres (East Care seems to fall into this category, although it is quite comprehensive from their website.

Thanks for the yellow page idea, but it seems to only pick up medical centres, not hospitals


The blue pages should include hospitals (don't know where my hard copy of the white pages are)




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  #815933 11-May-2013 20:18
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nickb800: FYI: My project is using GIS to calculate the average travel time to the nearest GP and Hospital ED from the middle of each census meshblock, which will then be related to the NZ Health Survey to see if proximity to healthcare facilities affects how likely people are to use such facilities


Hey Nick,

The short answer to your project is yes, there is a significant correlation between distance to an ED and presentation rate. It is surprisingly well studied.

It would be much more valuable (for me especially as this is part of my job) if you could work out how we could feasibly stop people going to ED...

Jon

 
 
 
 


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  #815946 11-May-2013 20:30
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blackjack17:
nickb800: At this stage I'm only interested in hospital emergency departments, as opposed to medical centres (East Care seems to fall into this category, although it is quite comprehensive from their website.

Thanks for the yellow page idea, but it seems to only pick up medical centres, not hospitals


The blue pages should include hospitals (don't know where my hard copy of the white pages are)


Hmm looks like the online blue pages are next to useless these days, might see if the library has an Auckland blue pages tomo

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jonherries:
nickb800: FYI: My project is using GIS to calculate the average travel time to the nearest GP and Hospital ED from the middle of each census meshblock, which will then be related to the NZ Health Survey to see if proximity to healthcare facilities affects how likely people are to use such facilities


Hey Nick,

The short answer to your project is yes, there is a significant correlation between distance to an ED and presentation rate. It is surprisingly well studied.

It would be much more valuable (for me especially as this is part of my job) if you could work out how we could feasibly stop people going to ED...

Jon


Yeah, I know its not a new area of study, but it makes for a relatively straightforward piece of GIS that should hit the mark for this course. I've been basing my methods of existing works.

Sounds like healthline does a pretty good job of that, although a high rate of people who consult healthline, are told to sleep it off/see the GP when convenient, and go to the ED anyway!

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  #815948 11-May-2013 20:42
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nickb800:
jonherries:
nickb800: FYI: My project is using GIS to calculate the average travel time to the nearest GP and Hospital ED from the middle of each census meshblock, which will then be related to the NZ Health Survey to see if proximity to healthcare facilities affects how likely people are to use such facilities


Hey Nick,

The short answer to your project is yes, there is a significant correlation between distance to an ED and presentation rate. It is surprisingly well studied.

It would be much more valuable (for me especially as this is part of my job) if you could work out how we could feasibly stop people going to ED...

Jon


Yeah, I know its not a new area of study, but it makes for a relatively straightforward piece of GIS that should hit the mark for this course. I've been basing my methods of existing works.

Sounds like healthline does a pretty good job of that, although a high rate of people who consult healthline, are told to sleep it off/see the GP when convenient, and go to the ED anyway!


The DHB websites would be the first place to check for ED locations. Worth noting that an Accident and Medical isn't an ED.

Oh and have fun, its a nice way to spend a Saturday night.

Jo

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jonherries:
nickb800:
jonherries:
nickb800: FYI: My project is using GIS to calculate the average travel time to the nearest GP and Hospital ED from the middle of each census meshblock, which will then be related to the NZ Health Survey to see if proximity to healthcare facilities affects how likely people are to use such facilities


Hey Nick,

The short answer to your project is yes, there is a significant correlation between distance to an ED and presentation rate. It is surprisingly well studied.

It would be much more valuable (for me especially as this is part of my job) if you could work out how we could feasibly stop people going to ED...

Jon


Yeah, I know its not a new area of study, but it makes for a relatively straightforward piece of GIS that should hit the mark for this course. I've been basing my methods of existing works.

Sounds like healthline does a pretty good job of that, although a high rate of people who consult healthline, are told to sleep it off/see the GP when convenient, and go to the ED anyway!


The DHB websites would be the first place to check for ED locations. Worth noting that an Accident and Medical isn't an ED.

Oh and have fun, its a nice way to spend a Saturday night.

Jo


Ah yes, student life isn't always all its cracked up to be!

I sort of settled on that from googling the hospitals - Counties, Auckalnd & Waitemata are the three serving the supercity right?
Its funny, we have big tables for pharmacies & GPs but there are so few hospitals that no one bothers to generate a list.

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  #816009 11-May-2013 23:36
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Yip, that is correct. There are tables of lots of things just not in the public domain...

Jon

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  #816013 11-May-2013 23:43
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Why don't you just ring up St John's and ask them :-)

I presume they have done similar to what you have done so Ambulances know where to go :-)


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  #816082 12-May-2013 09:37
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you forgot white cross

http://www.whitecross.co.nz/




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  #816091 12-May-2013 09:54
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This should help you. Contact details for all public hospitals in the country, organised by DHB. 

So you would count North Shore Hospital and Waitakare Hospital, both under the Waitemata DHB.

Auckland City Hospital and Starship Hospital (Paediatric ED, not sure if this counts but its 24/7), both under the Auckland DHB.

And finally Middlemore Hospital in South Auckland under the Counties Manukau DHB.

Hope that helps, those are all the ones listed in auckland and that sounds about right too, 

Good luck!




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