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Lakes DHB Child Health

Public Service, Paediatrics, Community, Intensive Care


Child Health Services at Lakes DHB provide paediatric services for children 0 - 14 years old. Services are provided at Rotorua Hospital, Taupō Hospital and Rotorua Children's Health Hub.

Paediatric Inpatient Services provide treatment to children or babies with acute illnesses or provide scheduled procedures by appointment. Inpatient services are delivered within the:

Paediatric Outpatient Services provide secondary paediatric services for children 0-17 years.
(Rotorua Hospital, Taupō Hospital and Children's Health Hub)

Children's Outreach Specialist Nursing Service provides care and support for unwell children and families/whānau in the community.
(Rotorua and Taupō)

Child Development Team provides an assessment and therapy service for children with developmental issues.
(Rotorua Children's Health Hub)

Community based services are provided by Lakes Kids Community Health.

See below for more information and referral details for each service.


Where to find us: See the Rotorua Hospital, Taupō Hospital and Children's Health Hub maps.



New Zealand citizens or those who have obtained permanent residence are entitled to publicly funded health care.

Non-residents may be required to pay for their health care.

Click here to read more about eligibility for funded care at Lakes DHB.


  • Children's Unit and Early Childhood Centre

    The Children's Unit is for all children aged 0-14 needing overnight care in Rotorua Hospital.… More

  • Paediatric Outpatient Clinics

    The Paediatric Department Outpatients Service offers appointments during scheduled clinics, by referral only, Monday to Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm.… More

  • Children's Outreach Nursing Service

    The Outreach Nurse Specialists provide care and support for unwell children and families/whānau in the community, enabling children to stay at home instead of in hospital. … More

  • Child Development Team

    The Child Development Team (CDT) provides an assessment and therapy service for children aged 0 - 14 who have a physical, sensory or intellectual disability and those with, or at risk of, developmental delay.… More


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Click on the location links for more information on your trip to Rotorua Hospital, Taupō Hospital or Children's Health Hub including:

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This page was last updated at 1:10PM on March 9, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Lakes DHB Child Health.