Children's Ward

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Paediatric Service

  • The Paediatric Department at Bay of Plenty DHB provides specialist paediatric services for children aged 0-14 years.
  • Babies that are born early; are very small or have other acute problems at birth will be referred to the Paediatric Department and the child may be admitted Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU).
  • Very sick children may be cared for in Tauranga or Whakatāne Hospital's Intensive Care Unit (ICU), but are sometimes transferred to Starship Hospital, Auckland for further treatment.
  • Young children with surgical problems are often transferred to Waikato Hospital for surgical treatment.
  • For children staying overnight in our Children's Ward there are facilities for one parent or caregiver to stay with their child. Visitors are welcome until 8.00 pm.
  • Admission to the Children's Unit is either via the Emergency Department for acute illnesses or by appointment for a scheduled procedure. 
Last updated: May 1, 2020