Hospitals & Services
Our service offers support to children, young people and their families across all schools in Canterbury with nurses based at some rural facilities.
Our philosophy of care is centred around The Rights of Every Child
Our service aspires to promote and protect the rights of children and young people. If you want more details about the rights of children and young people in healthcare please read the Charter on the Rights of Tamariki Children & Rangatahi Young People in Healthcare Services in Aotearoa
The Public Health Nursing service is staffed by Registered Nurses, a Medical Officer and a good support team of administration staff. The main PHN Service is based at Burwood Hospital. There are 8 Public Health Nurses based at rural hospitals – Ashburton, Lincoln, Rangiora and Kaikoura.
regularly visit schools, supporting and advising on children's health
work with families, providing support, advocacy, links with other services
liaise with family doctors, specialists and other health providers
anaphylaxis education and support to schools, Early Education Centres and families
refer to other services such as Holiday Camps, STAND (Glenelg Health Camp)
support the delivery of B4 School checks by offering appointments in the community
provide BCG vaccinations for eligible children under 5 years
provide the 0-5 years Well Child Tamariki Ora services in Kaikoura and Banks Peninsula
Head Lice Information
Public Health Nursing Service Pamphlet
Good Bladder Bowel Habits in Children.
Monday to Friday 8.00am - 4.30pm
Public Health Nursing Service Building
Burwood Hospital Campus, Gate 1 ~ 320 Burwood Road
Public Health Nursing Service
Private Bag 4708
PHN Service Preschool Newsletter
For a full list of the convenient ways that you can contact us, refer to the Contact Us page
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