The Emergency Care Foundation is a charitable trust dedicated to enhancing emergency health care through research, education and innovation.
More than one million people in New Zealand will need emergency care each year and almost all of us will require some sort of emergency care at some point in our lifetimes. Medical emergencies are usually sudden, urgent and unexpected. Medical emergencies can affect anybody at any time. We must be prepared.
Being prepared requires knowledge of the nature of these emergencies and their optimal treatments. To date there has been limited research undertaken into the many facets of emergency health care, leaving many important questions unanswered of both a medical and administrative nature.
The Emergency Care Foundation, (established in 2003), provides vital funding for equipment and research into improved accuracy and better decision making in emergency care. The Foundation relies on donations, grants and fund raising.
1. a sudden, urgent, usually unexpected occurrence or occasion requiring immediate action.
2. a state, esp. of need for help or relief, created by some unexpected event: a weather emergency; a financial emergency.
A symbol of both wisdom and healing.
It has always been associated with wisdom and knowledge and medieval scholars even believed the beast’s horn to have life-saving healing properties.