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Children's Community Nurses Service | Waitematā | Te Whatu Ora

Public Service, Paediatrics, Community, Community Health


8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.


Formerly Waitematā DHB Children's Community Nurses Service

Children’s Community Nurses (CCNs) provide comprehensive home-based specialist nursing services to children (birth to adolescence) with a focus on secondary services.
A case management approach is undertaken, which entails establishing and maintaining links between sectors of the health and disability care system. In our case management role we:
    • offer help and support to families/whānau
    • facilitate and follow up hospital discharges
    • provide short and long-term follow up for children
    • liaise with other health professionals to provide the most effective and efficient care available

Our hours of operation are Monday to Sunday 8am - 4.30pm.

Referral Expectations

Waitematā DHB Children’s Community Nurses accepts referrals for Neonates, Children and Young People (up to 16 years) who live in the WDHB catchment area.

Referrals to the Waitematā Children’s Community Nurses are accepted from, but not limited to:

  • Newborn and Special Care Baby Units - North Shore Hospital, Waitakere Hospital and Auckland Hospital.
  • Inpatient paediatric wards - Rangatira, Starship and KidzFirst.
  • Emergency Departments - North Shore Hospital, Starship and Waitakere Hospital
  • Community agencies e.g. GPs, Plunket, Taikura Trust, CCS.
  • Paediatric Outpatients Clinics.

Please use e- Referrals to refer to the service. Referrals are triaged by the nursing team and actioned.


8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Sun 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM


North Auckland, West Auckland

Contact Details

Waitakere Hospital

West Auckland

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

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3 Shea Terrace, Takapuna, Auckland

North Auckland

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

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This page was last updated at 10:59AM on December 11, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by Children's Community Nurses Service | Waitematā | Te Whatu Ora.