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Kidz First Home Care Nurses

Public Service

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8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Description

We are a team of specialty nurses who work with babies, children, young people and their families with special health needs. We work within the Counties Manukau region and visit you in your own home.

We work closely with the hospital, your family doctor and anyone else helping you care for your baby, child or young person.

We are also assisted by paediatric dietitians delivering nursing and dietary interventions for babies and children who are medically fragile, have a chronic illness or disability or who require post-discharge follow-up for 72 hours.

More information is available in our Service Brochure (please note this is also available in the following languages: Maori, Samoan, Tongan, Hindi and Chinese).

Services provided:​

Neonatal Care 
Specialist nursing care and follow-up in the transition period and until discharge to Well Child Provider. Interventions typically for neonates and children with respiratory, gastric and febrile illness.​

Acute Care
Specialist nursing care typically for neonates and children with respiratory, gastric, febrile illness and cellulitis. Acute home visiting is for 72 hours post discharge before hand-over to the primary practitioner.

Chronic Care
Specialist nursing and dietitian interventions typically for babies and children with chronic medical and disability conditions. Nursing case management where appropriate.
Palliative Care often shared with Hospice, Starship or other providers. Apnoea monitoring as required.

Hours

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Sat – Sun 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Referral Expectations

Accessing our service:

Referrals are made to Kidz First Home Care Nurses by your child's doctor or nurse.  This may be after a visit to hospital or one of the specialist children's or young people's clinics.

Before you are referred to the Kidz First Home Care Nurses you will be asked for your consent to have a nurse visit you at home.

After your referral:

  • A nurse will contact you to arrange a home visit.  You are welcome to have other family members with you at any visit.
  • We can arrange an interpreter in many different languages, if you need one please tell us.
  • Maaori and Pacifika cultural support is available to attend home visits.

When do we visit?

We visit when asked by your referring doctor or nurse depending on your baby's, child's or young person's needs.  We visit you during the day.

Procedures / Treatments

  • Acute Care

    Specialist nursing care typically for neonates and children with respiratory, gastric or febrile illness and cellulitis.  Acute home visiting is for 72 hours post-discharge before handing over to the primary practitioner. More

  • Chronic Care

    Specialist nursing and dietitian interventions typically for babies and children with chronic medical conditions and disabilities.  Nursing case management is provided where appropriate.  Palliative Care is often shared with Hospice, Starship and other providers.  Apnoea monitoring as required. More

  • Neonatal Care

    Specialist nursing care and follow-up in the transition period and until discharge to Well Child Provider.  Interventions typically for neonates and children with respiratory, gastric and febrile illness. More

Charges

There are no charges for services to public patients if you are lawfully in New Zealand and meet one of the Eligibility Directions specified criteria set by the Ministry of Health.  If you do not meet the criteria, you will be required to pay for the full costs of any medical treatment you receive during your stay.

To check whether you meet the specified eligibility criteria, visit the Ministry of Health website. https://www.health.govt.nz/new-zealand-health-system/eligibility-publicly-funded-health-services

CM Health has an eligibility team who can assist with any patient enquiries.  If you have any queries, please email , phone: (09) 276 0060 or fax: (09) 276 0295.

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Parking

Limited parking space for visitors.  Street parking also available on Plunket Avenue and Mana Street.

Contact Details

Administration Office:

Ph (09) 263 0790
Fax (09) 263 0539

Administration Office:

95 Wiri Station Road
Manukau
Manukau City 2104

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Street Address

Administration Office:

95 Wiri Station Road
Manukau
Manukau City 2104

Postal Address

Private Bag 93311
Otahuhu
Auckland 1640

This page was last updated at 11:03AM on June 10, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Kidz First Home Care Nurses.