A paediatric liaison nurse is the local representation of the Child Health Service in the Kaitaia area. Other members of the team visit from Whangārei 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 families 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.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 8.00am – 4.30pm
Paediatric Liaison Nurse | Child Health Service
Ph: 09 408 0010 ext 4877