North Shore (09) 486 8900
Waitakere (09) 839 0000

Paediatrics and Newborn Services

Paediatric Outpatient Clinics - Waitakere, North Shore and Community

  • In the Paediatric (Child Health) outpatient clinics, we offer care for children and young people up to 15 years old provided by the specialist doctor for children (Paediatrician) or nurse specialist. 
  • To be referred to clinic, a child must see their General Practitioner (GP) for a review. Your GP may refer them to the children’s health (Paediatric) service for advice or a clinic visit.
  • Children are offered appointments based on when we receive the referral and how urgent the issue is, according to the information given by your general practitioner (GP).
  • The clinics visits are usually in person (face to face). Some appointments can be done by telehealth (Zoom or phone call), which can save you time and travel.
  • If you are concerned that your child needs a more urgent appointment, please see your general practitioner GP, who can review the condition and notify us if needed.
  • If you need to change or cancel your appointment, please call our booking team on 09 837 8870.
  • See more information on Healthpoint

Rangatira Children’s Ward (Waitakere Hospital)

  • Rangatira is a medical ward for children aged 0 to 14 years of age, with a focus on providing care in a child friendly environment.
  • Your child will be cared for by a skilled team of people who specialise in the care of children, including Children’s doctors (Paediatricians), Nurses, Speech Language Therapists, Physiotherapists, Dieticians, Play Specialists, Social Workers and Cultural Support Workers.
  • If a child needs care in the hospital ward, their General Practitioner (GP) or emergency care doctor will refer them for admission.
  • Children may need to go to Starship Children’s Hospital if they have surgical or orthopaedic problems, or if they are very sick and need intensive care (ICU).

Special Care Baby Units (SCBU) – Waitakere and North Shore

  • The Neonatal Units at North Shore Hospital and Waitakere Hospital care for babies who are born early or become unwell.
  • While in the Neonatal Units, your baby will be cared for by a team of people who specialise in care of babies, including doctors (paediatricians), nurses, Speech Language Therapists, Neurodevelopmental Therapists, Dieticians, Social Workers and Cultural Support Workers.
  • Babies who are less than 32 weeks gestation and babies who need a higher level of care because they are very sick will be transferred for care at a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) such as at Auckland City Hospital.


  • North Shore Hospital - Paediatric Outpatient Clinic
    3 Shea Tce
    Ph (09) 442 7155
  • Waitakere Hospital - Paediatric Outpatient Clinic
    Rangitira Unit, Entrance A (3rd door on left)
    Waitakere Hospital
    55-75 Lincoln Rd, Henderson
    Ph (09) 839 0000 
Paediatrics and Newborn Services

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