Hutt Valley DHB Emergency Department alcohol card: evaluation report

30 Oct 2006

During 2005, staff of the Hutt Valley District Health Board (DHB) Emergency Department (ED) and Regional Public Health approached the Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand (ALAC) with a proposal to pilot an alcohol-related intervention in the ED.

Hutt Valley DHB staff proposed that ALAC develop a resource in the form of a “business card” that could be made available to patients in the ED to assist them to address alcohol-related issues.

This is an evaulation of the use of this resource.