Auckland City Hospital

Auckland City Hospital

Auckland City Hospital

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The Auckland City Hospital is Auckland's main hospital and the largest hospital in New Zealand, - News-Medical.Net, Tuesday 29 June 2004 as well as one of the oldest medical facilities of the country. It is a publicly funded hospital, run by the Auckland District Health Board since 2001. Located in the suburb of Grafton, east of the CBD, it has 3,500 rooms and provides a total of 710 beds.

Importance

As New Zealand's largest hospital, the emergency department alone sees about 47,000 patients annually (over 55,000 as of 2008), - The New Zealand Herald, Sunday 24 August 2008 of which 44% are treated as in-patients. Colocated with its emergency department is the children's emergency department, which sees another 30,000 patients annually, making the campus one of the busiest in Australasia.

The hospital is a research and teaching facility as well, providing training for future doctors, nurses, midwives and other health professionals. Rare or complex medical conditions from all over New Zealand may get referred here. The hospital is closely associated with Starship Children's Health, a separate subsidiary facility on the same grounds, located just to the northwest of the City Hospital.

History

Smaller beginnings

Originally, a timber hospital occupied the...
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