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Starship Community Service

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Description

Starship Community is a multidisciplinary team of professionals providing nursing, allied health, technical and cultural support to children, young people and their families living within the Auckland DHB area.

Starship Community combines the services formerly provided by the Community Child Health and Disability Teams (Child Development Team, Early Childhood Health Team, Child and Youth Health Team), Family Options and Paediatric Homecare into one co-ordinated service that operates in the five DHB locality areas (See ADHB Locality map below for further details).

Within this service is the Hearing and Ear Health Team, which combines Audiology, Newborn Hearing Screening, Ear Nurses and Vision and Hearing Testers under the one team.

The Starship Community team provide the following services:

  • Acute and long term assessment and support for children and young people with health needs
  • Outreach nursing services eg follow up on discharge from hospital, wound care, home IV medication administration
  • Respite assessment and support packages for medically fragile children and young people
  • Therapy support for children with neurological/developmental difficulties e.g. developmental delay, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, torticollis
  • Co-ordination and support for families with children on the autistic spectrum
  • Culturally appropriate social support and advocacy
  • Feeding and dietary assessment and support
  • Mobile ear clinics (follow the link for more information)
  • Hearing assessment and intervention at Greenlane Clinical Centre
  • Vision and hearing testing
  • School based clinics in targeted areas including skin health and the Rheumatic Fever prevention and prophylactic programme
  • School based immunisation programme
  • Specific programmes for wetting and soiling for all school-aged children
  • Wrap around Tamariki Ora/Well child services for children under 5 years
  • Resource schools in planning health education and health promotion
  • Refugee support, health promotion and advocacy

The team is made up of:

  • Administration support
  • Audiologists
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder Co-ordinator
  • Community Health Workers
  • Community Paediatrician
  • Dietitians
  • Health promoters
  • Needs assessment and respite support for medically fragile children
  • Newborn Hearing Screeners
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • Social Workers
  • Vision and Hearing Testers

Referral Expectations

All referrals must be emailed to  Starship.Community@adhb.govt.nz  or faxed to (09) 6310781.

Referrals are accepted from parents/caregivers, community workers, health professionals and teachers. Please feel free to contact us on the number above if you would like to discuss your referral.

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Contact Details

Greenlane Clinical Centre

Central Auckland

214 Green Lane West
One Tree Hill
Auckland 1051

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Street Address

214 Green Lane West
One Tree Hill
Auckland 1051

Postal Address

Level 6, Cornwall Complex, Building 15
214 Green Lane West
One Tree Hill
Auckland 1051

This page was last updated at 9:51AM on October 18, 2017. This information is reviewed and edited by Starship Community Service.