Emergency Management is a vital part of Nelson Marlborough Health strategy to ensure that the healthcare facilities and services  provided by the DHB in a disaster or unplanned event, will respond and recover effectively.

As a critical service, community healthcare facilities and services need to have defined, documented and practiced emergency response plans (including service continuity plans) to effectively manage these situations.

The Emergency Management team work throughout the Nelson Marlborough Health district with hospital staff through to community healthcare providers. The DHB also works closely with other agencies such as local Civil Defence Emergency management groups, Police, Fire, Ambulance and other groups in response planning.

In an Emergency please Dial 111 and ask for an Ambulance

Accidents and Emergencies

Nelson Marlborough Health provides a 24-hour clinically-integrated Emergency Department (ED) for emergency and acute presentations. This is part of a secure pathway from initial assessment to admission at the appropriate facility for care.

Emergency updates broadcast on:

RegionRadio station
Nelson & Richmond
Classic Hits 89.6FM
The Breeze 97.6FM
Newstalk ZB 1341AM
More FM 92.8FM
Fresh FM 104.8FM
Fresh FM 104.8FM
Classic Hits 89.6FM
Newstalk ZB 1341AM
More FM 92.8FM
Golden Bay
Fresh FM 104.8FM
Classic Hits 1269AM
More FM 92.0FM
Golden Bay East
Fresh FM 95.0FM
More FM 94.1FM
St Arnaud
More FM 94.1FM
Marlborough The Breeze - 89.7FM
Blenheim 98.7FM Picton,
97.1FM Kaikoura
More FM - 92.9FM
Blenheim 94.7 Picton,
89.9FM Kaikoura
Classic Hits - 96.9 FM
Blenheim 1584 AM Blenheim & Picton
89.8FM Nelson
ZM - 90.5 Blenheim