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Northland DHB Child Health Services

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Referral Expectations

Please speak with your family doctor if you think your child requires our service.  There are some criteria for access to the service. 

You may also call Healthline 0800 611 116 for free 24-hour health advice or check Kidshealth for information from paediatricians on New Zealand specific child health conditions.

If there are child protection concerns please contact Oranga Tamariki

If you are concerned about a child's mental health click here to find out who to speak to.

Services / Treatments

  • Child Health Centre

    Child Health Centre provides outpatient services for the assessment of childhood medical, physical and developmental problems for children in Northland aged 0 – 16 years.… More

  • Children's Ward

    Ward 2 is a 22 bed general paediatric ward providing care for medical, orthopaedic and surgical patients.… More

  • Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU)

    The Special Care Baby Unit is a 10 cot unit which cares for unwell term babies or premature babies > 32 weeks gestation.… More

  • Te Māhuri - Child Health Connection Service

    Te Māhuri - Child Health Connection Service 
    Manaakitia te māhuri he tupuna kei roto… More

Visiting Hours

Children's Ward

Visiting hours are open for parents/caregivers.  Other family or friends are welcome from 08.00am-8.00pm.


Visiting hours are open for parents at any time, quiet time between 1.00 and 3.00pm, no children < 5 years of age.


There is usually parking available dedicated to the NDHB Child Health Service at Whangarei Hospital.

Contact Details

Whangarei Hospital


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Kaitaia Hospital


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Dargaville Hospital


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This page was last updated at 10:18AM on June 9, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Northland DHB Child Health Services.