Mission Statement

The National Poisons Centre is the only service of its kind in New Zealand, we aspire to:


  • Provide 24/7 high quality poisoning assessment and treatment advice that is immediately available to all New Zealanders
  • Reduce the burden on healthcare resources in situations where patients can be safely managed at home
  • Optimise the care of poisoned patients through clinical consultation, research, and ongoing professional education
  • Promote public health through poisoning surveillance, public education in poison prevention, and emergency preparedness efforts
  • Maintain and constantly improve TOXINZ™ as a poisons information database of distinction


In this mission NPC is guided by its core values of respect, compassion, fairness, cohesiveness, and pursuit of excellence.