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Northland DHB Child Health Services

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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.

VISION STATEMENT

Enabling opportunities for children to live, learn, play and thrive.

MISSION STATEMENT

We are an interdisciplinary team working in partnership with tamariki and whanau to improve health and disability outcomes for our tamariki, enabling them to reach their full potential.

The following services are available:

CLINIC NURSE 

Supports the running of Paediatric clinics and also runs nurse-led clinics for children with chronic constipation.

DIETITIAN

Supports children and their families to learn healthy food habits to make sure they get the proper nutrition their bodies need for health and growth.

ECZEMA & ALLERGY CLINIC

Provides detailed education in the management of eczema and allergies. They support children and their families to gain the confidence to manage eczema and allergies on a day to day basis.

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE PROGRAMME

Provides information and supports for children and their families to make long term changes so children with an increased BMI can 'grow into their weight'.  This service is for the whole family and focuses on the child.  It requires full commitment and support from their families to be good role models, provide encouragement and support to make changes.

PSYCHOLOGY

See children and their families when there are concerns about the child’s development and those that require psychological input as a result of a chronic health condition.

SOCIAL WORK

The role of the social worker is to support children, young people and their family to access services to meet their needs.

BEHAVIOUR SUPPORT SPECIALIST

The service aims to assess and support parents/carers involved with a child/adolescent to manage and reduce the frequency and intensity of challenging behaviours and to develop alternative positive behaviours.  Children will have an intellectual disability to access this service.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Helping children to do all the things they need and/or want to do. This includes help and support to care for themselves e.g. dressing, toileting and feeding themselves. They help children to take part in age appropriate play and participate at school or in an early childhood setting.

PHYSIOTHERAPY

Focuses on the posture, movement and the physical skills needed for activity and participation at home, school and in the community.

SPEECH LANGUAGE THERAPY

Assists children with speech and language and/or feeding and swallowing difficulties. They do this through play and education.

VISITING NEURODEVELOPMENTAL THERAPY

Physiotherapists or occupational therapists that focus on the assessment of babies and younger children’s development.

CDAC

Is a multidisciplinary assessment team which involves a group of professionals working together collaboratively to assess children suspected of having Autism Spectrum Disorder.

PAEDIATRIC COMMUNITY NURSING

Provides assessment and follow-up after discharge from hospital as well as providing ongoing support and monitoring of children with chronic illnesses and/or disabilities.

PAEDIATRICIANS

A medical doctor with specialist training and skills in conditions that can affect the health and development of babies, children and teenagers.

VISITING SPECIALIST CLINICS

Cardiology Clinic, Metabolic Clinic, Genetic Clinic, Endocrinology Clinic, Cystic Fibrosis Clinic, Rheumatology Clinic, Renal Clinic, Haematology/Oncology Clinic, Neurology Clinic, Surgical Clinic, Paediatric Orthopaedic Clinic.

This page was last updated at 10:18AM on June 9, 2020.