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Waitematā DHB Paediatrics & Newborn Services

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Waitematā DHB Paediatrics & Newborn Services
Our services operate from sites at North Shore Hospital and Waitakere Hospital and include:

Paediatric Outpatient Clinics - Waitakere and North Shore
If your child needs to visit a specialist children’s doctor your family doctor may refer them to the general paediatric outpatient clinic. Children are prioritised according to information given by your general practitioner in the referral. Please bring “Well Child Tamariki Ora – Health Book” and any other relevant information with you when you come to clinic.

  • In West Auckland the clinics are held in Outpatients at Waitakere Hospital, New Lynn and Henderson.
  • In North Shore, paediatric clinics are held at ground floor, 3 Shea Terrace, Takapuna.

Special Care Baby Units (SCBU) – Waitakere and North Shore
Specialist care for babies who are born early or become unwell.

The Neonatal Units at North Shore Hospital and Waitakere Hospital care for sick babies and premature infants. While in the Neonatal Units, a Paediatrician is in charge of your baby's care. The nurses in the Neonatal Units all have training and experience in the care of sick babies.

If your baby is less than 32 weeks gestation and/or needs the assistance of a ventilator (breathing machine), he/she will be transferred for care at a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) such as at Auckland City Hospital.

Rangatira Children’s Ward (Waitakere Hospital)
If your child is sick and needs hospital assessment and care.

Rangatira Paediatric Ward is a children’s medical ward for children aged 0-14 years who are referred by GPs and emergency doctors for medical care. Rangatira Ward is staffed by paediatricians and children’s nurses to deliver excellent local care for our Waitematā children. Children with surgical or orthopaedic problems should still be referred by doctors directly to Starship Children’s Hospital. Your referring general practitioner or emergency doctor should discuss any questions directly with the paediatrician at the hospital.


Related Services


Note: Please note below that some people are not available at all locations.

Referral Expectations

Referrals may be made by your General Practitioner or any emergency doctor.

Procedures / Treatments

  • Newborn Hearing Screening

    The aim of the UNHSEIP (Universal Newborn Hearing Screening & Early Intervention Programme) is for early identification of newborns with hearing loss.  The programme ensures that they can access timely and appropriate interventions, inequalities are reduced and the outcomes for these children, their families and whanau, communities and society are improved.… More PDF

Document Downloads

  • Rangatira Ward (PDF, 264.9 KB)
    Rangatira Ward Parent Information Pamphlet

Contact Details

Waitakere Hospital

West Auckland

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North Shore Hospital

North Auckland

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This page was last updated at 10:54AM on December 13, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Waitematā DHB Paediatrics & Newborn Services.