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 Zealander 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 research and equipment into improved accuracy and better decision making in emergency care. The Foundation relies on donations, grants and fund raising.
The Emergency Care Foundation (ECF) was established in 2003 as a charitable trust dedicated to enhancing emergency health care through research, education and innovation.
The ECF provides vital funding for diagnostic and training equipment, and research into a wide range of health issues, aiming to improve accuracy and better decision making in emergency care. It supports ongoing research into chest pain diagnosis and management, pulmonary embolism, impact of seismic events and other disasters, and a range of other issues linked to emergency care.
The ECF is proud to co-fund an Acute Care Fellow and a number of clinical staff. Results of chest pain research have impacted local care and initiated a nation-wide change of practice in how chest pain is diagnosed and managed. This has a direct result of reducing the burden on both patients and the health system.
The ECF supports collaboration between local, national and international emergency clinician researchers and promotes the dissemination and publication of findings.
The Foundation relies on donations, grants and fund raising.