Women and children’s health services

Women and children’s health services cover acute and elective gynaecology services: primary, secondary and tertiary obstetric services; neonatal intensive care services at Christchurch Women’s Hospital; first trimester pregnancy terminations at Lyndhurst Hospital; and primary maternity services at Lincoln Maternity, Rangiora Hospital.

This service also covers:

  • children's health
  • general paediatrics
  • paediatric oncology
  • paediatric surgery
  • child protection services
  • cot death/paediatric disordered breathing
  • community paediatrics and paediatric therapy
  • public health nursing services; and
  • vision/hearing screening services.

The services’ neonatal intensive care is involved in world-leading research investigating improved care for pre-term babies, and child health specialists provide a Paediatric Neurology, Oncology and Surgery Outreach Service to DHBs in the South Island and lower half of the North Island.

Page last updated: 24 October 2018

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