A child was transported to Starship Hospital in a critical condition this evening following an incident at SkyCity.

A spokesperson for St John told the Herald they received a call about the incident in Auckland's CBD shortly after 4.20pm.

"We sent two ambulances and a manager. We treated one patient in a critical condition and transported them to Starship Hospital," the spokesperson said.

Police confirmed they assisted ambulance at an incident on Federal St at 5.39pm but had no further information to provide.


Meanwhile, a spokeswoman for SkyCity Entertainment Group said the incident took place on the premises but could not disclose further details with the Herald.

She said it was "strictly a medical issue" and further details would need to be provided by emergency services.

The Herald has sought comment from the Auckland District Health Board.