Child health

Children’s health services provided by Canterbury DHB are listed below, you can find more information about child health services in the Child Health Division pages including helpful videos for children and parents going to hospital.

7 health services.

Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Service

The Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Service helps to improve outcomes for young people aged between 12 and 24 with cancer in New Zealand, by coordinating cancer care with  health professionals, and assisting patients and your families during and after treatment.

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Child Haematology and Oncology (CHOC)

CHOC is one of two specialist treatment centres for childhood cancer, the other being Starship Hospital. We care for infants, children and adolescents with cancer, and their families/whanau.

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Child, Adolescent and Family Inpatient Services

A specialist regional (South Island) treatment and assessment service for children and adolescents who have severe psychiatric, emotional, behavioural, or developmental disorders are assessed and/or treated.

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Children in Care Team

A service for children and young people between the ages of 0-12 years who have a confirmed or suspected moderate to severe mental health issue.

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Human Milkbank

Christchurch Women’s Hospital’s Neonatal Unit (NICU) opened New Zealand’s first Human Pasteurised​ Donor Milk Bank in 2014. The Human Milk Bank is next to the Neonatal Unit on the 4th Floor, Christchurch Women’s Hospital​.

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Public Health Nursing Service (PHNS)

Our service offers support to children, young people and their families across all schools in Canterbury with nurses based at some rural facilities.

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School Based Mental Health Team

The school based mental health team provides a pro-active school based outreach service to support schools.

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Page last updated: 27 October 2018

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