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.
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.
The Emergency Care Foundation thanks Lane Neave of Christchurch who tirelessly support the charity.
With origins dating back to the 1860s, Lane Neave has grown to become one of the largest and most respected law firms in the South Island. Nationally, it is recognised as being one of New Zealand's premier firms for legal services as evidenced by its continued success at the New Zealand Law Awards.
Because of Lane Neave's generous support almost all of the charitable funds raised by the Foundation go towards improving emergency care.
A symbol of both wisdom and healing.
It has always been associated with wisdom and knowledge and medieval scholars even beleived the beast’s horn to have life-saving healing properties.