Kidz First Children's Hospital
100 Hospital Rd
The Kidz First Children's Hospital is purpose built to deliver family centred health care and serve the culturally diverse Counties Manukau community.
Services provided at Kidz First Children's Hospital include:
- Paediatric inpatient surgical care - acute (urgent) and elective (non-urgent) orthopaedic, plastic surgical (including specialist Auckland Regional Burns/National Burns Service) and otorhinolaryngeal (Ear, Nose & Throat) patients also practising family/whanau centred care
- Paediatric Inpatient Medical - acute paediatric medical service that practises family/whanau centred care with a parent or caregiver encouraged to stay with their children
- Child Protection Service - medical assessment, consultation, support, education and liaison with all agencies with regards to child abuse/protection issues.
- CM Health Nutrition & Dietetics - Dietitians provide treatment, education and support to people requiring nutrition information and advice relating to medical and surgical treatments and management of chronic diseases (such as diabetes and high blood pressure).
If you have a child coming into the hospital, please visit our CM Health website for more information about what to bring.
Free bus service available. Click here for more details.
Healthcare Services at Kidz First Children's Hospital
Parents or primary caregivers can have access to wards 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Visiting policy applies to all other visitors.
Visiting times on most wards are between 2.00pm and 8.00pm.
Visitors are restricted to two at a time.
Children are welcome, but must be supervised by an adult.
Please note: Children under the age of 16 cannot supervise or provide care to younger members of their family.
More information available on our Patients & Visitor page.
The retail and cafe area at Middlemore Hospital is undergoing a revamp so food trucks will now be available.
Food Trucks parked outside the main entrance from 10am to 2pm:
- Temaki Truck (Mondays and Thursdays)
- Go Go Mexico (Monday to Friday)
- Go Pasta (Tuesdays)
- Kraken Crumpets (Wednesdays and Fridays)
- Tinman will be onsite everyday 7am - 12pm for your organic coffee fix.
Wishbone Cafe and Catering
Monday to Friday: 7.00am - 4.00pm
Ph: 09 259 4080
Location: Ko Awatea (EFTPOS available inc credit cards)
Location 1: Galbraith Building Foyer
Monday to Friday: 7am - 8:30pm (EFTPOS available)
Location 2: Edmund Hillary Building
Monday to Friday: 6:30am - 5:30pm (EFTPOS available)
Follow the Middlemore Hospital signs from the following motorway exits:
From the North: Princes Street, Otahuhu
From the South: Papatoetoe/Otara (East Tamaki Road) Exit
From either direction: Massey Road
Kidz First Children's hospital is accessed through Entrance 2.
Click here for directions.
Access to public transport is available outside the main entrance (Galbraith) on Hospital Road. There is a train station, bus stop and taxi stand. Timetables for these are available from the help desk at the main entrance.
Bus stops are situated just outside the main entrance (Galbraith) on Hospital Road.
Click here for further bus information.
Middlemore Hospital is located next to the railway line, with trains stopping frequently at the station outside the hospital. Click here for further train information.
Parking is limited on the site, however parking sites outside the Kidz First entrance are provided especially for parents. You need to display a parking permit to use this carpark or risk your car being towed. This permit is only issued to parents of patients who are in Kidz First. You will not be guaranteed a place if parking spaces have all been taken.
Patients may be sent down or picked up from outside the Kidz First entrance, which has a small number of free short-term parks reserved for this purpose only. Please consider others and remove cars as soon as possible.
Mobility Parking spaces can be found near most of the entrances around the hospital. Please ensure you display an authorised mobility parking pass at all times. Click here for more information about mobility parking at Counties Manukau DHB locations.
Parking for all other visitors is available in designated paid visitor parking spaces around the Middlemore Campus. There is a new public designated parking area beside the new Edmund Hillary Block. Please follow the signs and to enter the visitor car park insert your ticket barcode up. Remove the ticket and the barrier will rise.
Autopay stations are located throughout the carpark and Hospital main entrance. After validating your ticket you have 15 minutes to exit the carpark otherwise extra payment is required.
Daily Parking Charges:
|0 - 0.15 hours||FREE|
|0.15 - 1.00 hours||$4.00|
|1.00 - 2.00 hours||$8.20|
|2.00 - 3.00 hours||$12.20|
|3.00 - 4.00 hours||$16.40|
|Over 4.00 hours||$20.40|
|Lost ticket fee||$40.80|
Free parking for 30 minutes between 2pm - 8pm
Between 2.00pm - 8.00pm visitors can park for 30 minutes with no charge. The visitor must leave within the 30 minutes otherwise normal rates apply.
Hours of operation: 24 hours per day / 7 days a week
Within Kidz First Children's Hospital we provide a bed in the room for the caregiver of every child. Each room is equipped with it's own ensuite, TV and telephone that family can use. We also provide meals for one caregiver free of charge.
Whare Rapuora offers accommodation to all cultures for family who need to stay. Your nurse and the Cultural Resource Unit can organise this. Payment is by koha. For bookings phone the Middlemore Hospital operator on 09-276 0000. Information and booking facilities for relatives accommodation can be discussed with the Charge Nurse/Midwife to see if it is possible.
Medicines prescribed while patients are in hospital are supplied by the Hospital Pharmacy. The Hospital Pharmacy does not fill prescriptions when patients are discharged. The closest Community Pharmacy is located at Middlemore Hospital near the Main Entrance.
Security officers are on duty 24 hours a day and patrol all hospital areas. Security staff are always available during the evenings and at night. Most of the entrances are locked at night and visitors should access the hospital by the main entrance.
Accounts Receivable Office - Hospital Fees/Charges
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Public coin and card operated phones can be located at the following locations:
- Main Hospital Entrance
- Galbraith Building Entrance (old entrance)
- Emergency Department
- All ward levels
Phone cards can be purchased at Middlemore Books & Gift Centre (refer to details below).
Automatic Teller Machines (ATM)
There are two ATMs available to make cash withdrawals and deposits. These machines are serviced by the National Bank and the ASB. Most cards are accepted. These machines are located in the hospital's main entrance foyer next to the pay machines for car parks.
Kidshealth for information on child and youth health
kidshealth is a child and youth health information website to support parents and health professionals. The site is a joint initiative between the Starship Foundation and the Paediatric Society of New Zealand and proudly sponsored by ASB.
The kidshealth site includes important information such as keeping children well, medical conditions and helping families through many health complexities such as disability, education and accessing welfare assistance. Material has been developed with substantial input from many professionals, experts and parents from all over the country.