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Support provided by the
Emergency Care Foundation

Sponsoring the New Zealand Emergency Medicine Network


A collaborative research network for acute care in New Zealand


Emergency Medicine was a specialty without a formal, national and international connection. The idea of a New Zealand-wide network with links to other countries grew into a structured group of over 50 members that meets regularly and has momentum to start, support and follow through a wide variety of research projects in the field of Emergency Medicine.


The Emergency Care Foundation is a proud sponsor of the New Zealand Emergency Medicine Network, which is a group of individuals linked by common goals to foster discovery and advance the art and science of emergency medicine.


Sponsoring the Rhise Database project


Rhise - Researcing the Health Implications of Seismic Events


The Rhise Group is an inclusive Canterbury-wide collaborative established after the February 22nd earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand.

The impact of the earthquake on the health system, and the system’s response, have provided insights of international interest.


The Emergency Care Foundation has provided funding for resources and staff time, and for specific activities such as the 2013 Rhise Symposium, the 2016 People in Disasters Conference and a number of publications.




The Foundation has improved Emergency Health Care through education and innovation.


The Foundation provided training mannequins for doctors and nurses at Christchurch Hospital to learn and practice resuscitation of adults and children. The mannequins are computerised life-like models, allowing rehearsal of difficult resuscitations, just as a pilot might practice difficult landings in a flight simulator.




The 2011 Canterbury Earthquakes gave rise to many innovations in terms of patient triaging, diagnosis and care. The Foundation has been able to respond by providing battery-powered equipment which would be greatly beneficial in periods of unreliable grid or generator power.

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