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

Paediatrics and Newborn Services

Paediatric Outpatient Clinics - Waitakere, North Shore and Community

  • If your child needs to visit a specialist children’s doctor your GP 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
  • See clinic locations listed below

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 and Waitakere Hospitals care for sick babies and premature infants
  • Deliveries before 32 weeks' gestation would normally be delivered at Auckland City Hospital
  • While in Special Care, a paediatrician is in charge of baby's care in the nursery
  • The nurses in the Special Care Nursery all have training and experience in the care of sick babies

Auckland City Hospital

  • If your baby is very premature and 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)

  • For when 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 specialist care for Waitemata children
  • Children with surgical or orthopaedic problems should still be referred by doctors directly to Starship Children’s Hospital
  • Your referring GP or emergency doctor should discuss any questions directly with the paediatrician at the 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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