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Waitematā DHB Dietetics - Paediatric Services

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Today

8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

Description

Referrals are only accepted from Waitematā DHB and other District Health Board health professionals, doctors and dietitians.

Patients should be assessed by their GP and, if appropriate, referred to a DHB paediatrician.

Exception:  Direct referrals from GPs for Dietetic outpatient clinics will be accepted for patients with a diagnosis of Coeliac Disease

What is a dietitian?
Dietitians are registered health professionals who are experts in food and nutrition. They apply scientific knowledge to help improve overall the health and wellbeing of individuals.

Waitematā DHB dietitians are part of a multidisciplinary team and work with adults and children, alongside their family/ whanau/ caregivers, who require nutrition input related to medical and surgical treatments and/ or management of chronic conditions.

What will the Dietitian do?
The dietitian will fully assess a patient’s nutritional needs and make specific recommendations as part of the patient’s treatment plan. The dietitian will work with the patient to achieve their goals and offer nutrition education and follow up care as required.

Paediatric Inpatient Services
Paediatric dietetic inpatient services for Rangatira Ward, SCBU (Special Care Baby Unit) North Shore Hospital and Waitakere Hospital as well as the Wilson Centre Rehabilitation ward (Villa 1) are provided by Nutrition & Dietetic Services.

Paediatric Outpatient Services
Paediatric Outpatient Clinics (Birth - 16 years)

Paediatric Outpatient Dietitians provide nutrition support to children and young people who are able to travel with their family member or care provider to clinic. Clinics are booked in advance after referral was processed and are held at North Shore Hospital, Waitakere, New Lynn and Hibiscus Coast Community Centre

Paediatric Community Services
Child Development Services - Community Paediatric (Birth-16 years old)

Community paediatric dietitians work within the Child Development Service as part of the Child Health team. They provide nutrition support to children and young people within their home or school environment as well as the Wilson Centre respite care wards and/ or regional clinics.

Hours

8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Referral Expectations

Referrals are only accepted from Waitematā DHB and other District Health Board health professionals, doctors and dietitians.

Patients should be assessed by their GP and, if appropriate, referred to a DHB paediatrician.

Exception:  Direct referrals from GPs for Dietetic outpatient clinics will be accepted for patients with a diagnosis of Coeliac Disease

Paediatrics Inpatient Services (Birth - 16 years)

During a hospital admission a child may be referred to the dietitian by a nurse, doctor, or allied health staff member.  Referrals will be prioritised and responded to according to our guidelines. The dietitian will aim to acknowledge referrals within 24 hours of receipt.

Child Development Services - Community Paediatrics (Birth - 16 years)

Referrals are accepted from Waitematā DHB and other District Health Board professionals, doctors and dietitians. Direct referrals from private practitioners and GPs are not accepted.

Patients should be assessed by their GP and, if appropriate, referred to a DHB paediatrician to be accepted for Community Dietitian services.

Paediatric Outpatient Clinics

Referrals are accepted from Waitematā DHB and other District Health Board professionals, doctors and dietitians, including KYM and independent midwives. Children referred must be able to travel to a clinic appointment with a family member/ carer.

Direct referrals from private practitioners are not accepted and GP referrals only if the patient is diagnosed with Coeliac Disease. Patients should be assessed by their GP and referred to a DHB paediatrician to be considered for any other Dietitian outpatient clinic services.

Once the patient has received a letter with an appointment date and time they should confirm the appointment with Nutrition Services booking administrator as per details on the letter. If you need to cancel your appointment please let Nutrition Services know as soon as possible.  Translators are available on request, please inform our administrator in advance.

Contact Details

Paediatric Outpatient Service
North Shore Hospital
Outpatients Reception Five
Entrance Four
Ground Floor
PO Box 93 503, Takapuna, North Shore 0740
Phone (09) 486 8920 / 486 1491 ext 43556 – booking and general enquiries
Fax (09) 441 8940 ext 43940

Waitakere Hospital
Outpatients Reception 2
Ground Floor

Totara Health Centre
Level 2, McCree Way
New Lynn

Paediatric Community Services
Child Development Service North Shore and Rodney
3 William Laurie Place, Albany
Private Bag 93-503. Takapuna, Auckland 0740
Phone: (09) 447 0100 or ext 44100

Child Development Service West
Child Health Unit, Waitakere Hospital
Private Bag 93115, Henderson, Waitakere, 0650
Phone (09) 837 6624 or ext 47800

This page was last updated at 3:05PM on August 6, 2018. This information is reviewed and edited by Waitematā DHB Dietetics - Paediatric Services.