Top Tips for managing acute demand


It is important that acute care services identify new ways of working to manage greater demands effectively.


Top Tips document has been designed to identify gaps in local acute service delivery.


It provides tips to implement strategies for teams, departments and organisations wanting to see improved practice and improved health outcomes for their patients.


The Top Tips resource was produced in 2018. We are currently seeking feedback from the sector on what needs updating and where there are examples of implementation of good practice that others may be able to learn from.

Emergency departments


Emergency departments (or EDs) are one of the key entry points into the acute care system.


Information about New Zealand ED departments is available at Emergency departments.