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Our services for your tamariki / mokopuna (children)

Staff at the Wellington Regional Children's Hospital

Our team of doctors, nurses and allied health professionals care for tamariki / mokopuna (children) needing specialist medical and surgical care. We provide the following services

Read more about Child Development Services on this page

It is FREE for most children who live in New Zealand to be seen at Wellington Children’s Hospital services.   If you are unsure if your child will get free healthcare  click here


Your taitamaiti / mokopuna (child’s) visit

Your doctor, another health professional or our emergency department will have recommended / referred your child to us.

Even if your child seems well at the time of your appointment, it is still important they see us.  Our assessment and treatment will support you to keep your child well. 

If you can’t make your appointment, please let us know so we can find another time for you.

Contact Children’s Hospital Services  

Contact Children's Hospital Services

Children’s Day Ward

Phone 04 385 5999 ext 5041

Children’s Clinic Service

Phone 04 385 5999 ext 82476

Ward one

Phone 04 385 5999 ext 5519

Ward two

Phone 04 385 5999 ext 5518

Kenepuru Child Health

Phone 04 385 5999 ext 7003

Mother and daughter

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Email us about out-patient appointments

Email us if you have a question that isn’t urgent


Kenepuru Child Health, Porirua

Kenepuru Community Hospital

The Child health team at Kenepuru Community Hospital in Porirua provide acute assessment and children’s clinics for children who live north of Johnsonville and up the Kāpiti Coast.  

Phone 04  5999 ext 7003

Finding us  Map icon

You can get to Kenepuru Community Hospital by walking, cycle, bus, taxi and car.  Read more information  

The Child Health team are located within the main hospital building, not far from the main entrance.  View a map of Kenepuru Community Hospital Te Hōhipera O KenepuruRead more about Kenepuru hospital and visiting information.

If you need any extra help to find our services, hospital volunteers are available at the main entrance.


Parking is free at Kenepuru Hospital.  Patient and visitor parking is at the front of the hospital

Free shuttles between Wellington and Kenepuru hospitals

There is a free shuttle between Wellington and Kenepuru hospitals for patients and their caregivers/visitors.  This service needs to be booked, preferably at least one hour before you intend to travel.   Read more about the shuttle service.

Children’s health recommended websites

If you want more information about children’s health conditions, tests, treatments, medicines and support available the following websites are recommended by our service.

Kids Health NZ logoKids Health NZ:  provides advice and guidance on common conditions and treatments.  Access KidsHealth
Health navigator NZ logo

Health Navigator NZ: provides advice and guidance on health conditions and medications.  NZ Health Navigator is regularly updated with the latest clinical information. 
Access Health Navigator

Health Ed logo

Health Ed NZ: a catalogue of free health resources, many in multiple languages and NZ sign language from the NZ Health Promotion Agency (HPA) and the Ministry of Health (MoH). 

Access Health Ed


Support using our services

Wellington and Kenepuru Hospitals provide a range of support services to patients and whānau using our services including cultural and disability access services. 

Read more about support services at Wellington Regional Hospital

Read more about support services at Kenepuru Community Hospital

Read about what supports we provide people with disabilities  

Complaints and compliments

We welcome your feedback.  If you’re not happy with anything please let us know during your visit.  You can give us feedback at anytime using our feedback form

Last updated 29 March 2023.