2017 Medical Services

FIRST AID

First aid supplies are available at each of the match venues during the Championships. If an incident occurs and further treatment or support is required, athletes may be referred onto a specialist or taken to the local Accident & Emergency Centre or hospital for further treatment.  In the event of an emergency, support should first be sought from the onsite Venue Manager.  However, if you are not at a venue and require emergency medical support, the number to call in New Zealand is 111.

Accident & Healthcare

19 Second Avenue, Tauranga

Open 8am-9pm daily

Tauranga Hospital

829 Cameron Road, Tauranga (emergencies only)

Open 24 hours daily

PHYSIO

Physio and strapping services will be provided for athletes at the Devoy Squash & Fitness Centre.  A nominal fee may be charged or the costs may be covered by ACC, depending on the injury.

ACCIDENT COMPENSATION CORPORATION (ACC)

If you’re injured during your visit to New Zealand, you may be able to receive a range of help from ACC (including help to pay your treatment costs).  Please note that injured tourists cannot get compensation for lost overseas income and their cover does not continue once they leave New Zealand.  In the case of serious injuries, ACC will assist visitors only to the point where they are able to safely return home. It is important to note that in return for this cover, overseas visitors forgo the right to sue if they are injured here.  For further information about how ACC works in New Zealand for tourists, please visit the website here 

MASSAGE

Massage services will be provided for athletes at the Devoy Squash & Fitness Centre.

ANTI-DOPING

The World Squash Federation is unequivocally opposed on ethical and medical grounds to the practice of doping in sport and fully supports the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and its opposition to the use of banned substances by athletes to enhance athletic performance. The use, possession and/or trafficking of banned substances, methods, or the encouragement or counselling to use banned substances, or methods; and/or taking measures to mask the use of banned substances, or methods by any participant in competitions over which the WSF has jurisdiction is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

The WSF Policy on Doping is motivated by a desire for fair and equal competition among athletes and by concern for the health of athletes participating in such competition. This Policy shall apply to all participants in competitions over which the WSF has jurisdiction and provides for sanctions against any player found guilty of doping offence. All athletes are subject to doping controls (urine analyses, blood tests and other authorised techniques for detecting prohibited substances or methods). It is intended that all participants be subject to year round out-of-competition testing and that the Code not apply solely to in-competition testing.  The WSF Anti-doping rules can be downloaded here

The Prohibited Drugs List is published by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) every year and details all substances and methods which are prohibited or banned in sport.  The full list of prohibited drugs can be downloaded here