A paediatric liaison nurse is the local representation of the Child Health Service in the Kaitaia area. Other members of the team visit from Whangarei as the need arises and include a paediatrician, physiotherapist, psychologist and child health occupational therapist.
The paediatric liaison nurse’s primary role is to work with children who have chronic illness, and their families, to ensure adequate support is available. She also works with children and their family immediately after discharge from hospital to help them manage acute illness in the home.
Kaitaia social worker assists the liaison nurse with child health work especially in the area of community support and helping with transport issues that the family may have.
Health professionals refer patients to the service. Usually the children are already under a paediatrician’s care.
Hours: Paediatric liaison nurse works Monday, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 8.00am – 4.30pm
Location: Paediatric Ward, Kaitaia Hospital, Redan Road, Kaitaia
Paediatric Liaison Nurse
Child Health Service
Ph: 09 408 0010 ext 4877
Fax: 09 408 8655