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.