Children’s Day Ward
This 9-bed ward accommodates children from birth until their 16th birthday who are having a range of day case surgical procedures, including ear, nose and throat, urology, dental and general paediatric surgery.
Children also come into the Children’s Day Ward for sedation for scans and infusions and a small number are seen for paediatric surgical pre-assessment.
Children’s Acute Assessment Unit
This unit is situated within the Children’s Day Ward and is open Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 11pm for medical and surgical referrals. It caters for children who have been referred from our emergency department.
This service is located on Level 5 of the Grace Neill Block and operates Monday to Friday. Services here include outpatient appointments with paediatricians and other specialists as well as procedures such as blood tests and allergy tests and treatments.
Our satellite service at Kenepuru Child health provides a similar service including an acute assessment service during the hours of 8:30am to 5pm.
Wellington Children’s Hospital inpatient wards
There are 2 inpatient wards in the Children’s Hospital at Wellington Regional Hospital.
Ward 1 is located on level 3 of Wellington Children’s Hospital. It looks after children up to 8 years old with medical conditions and children up to 5 years old being cared for by other specialties such as Neurology, ENT and Orthopaedics. It also has an isolation unit for children who have a condition that is infectious.
Ward 2 is located on level 4 of Wellington Children’s Hospital, it looks after children of all ages requiring general surgery and surgical care. It also takes children with medical conditions over the age of 9 and children over the age of 6 being cared for by other specialties such as neurology, ear, nose and throat (ENT) and orthopaedics. Ward 2 also has a shared care service for oncology of all age groups and an oncology day unit where patients come for blood tests, reviews and to receive day chemotherapy.
Kenepuru Child Health
Kenepuru Hospital provides acute assessment and outpatient services for children aged up to 16. These are for children and their families and whānau who live north of Johnsonville and up the Kapiti Coast.
If your child needs surgery or to be admitted to hospital, they will be referred to Wellington Regional Hospital.
There is also a children’s outpatient service, which operates Monday to Friday. Services here include outpatient appointments with paediatricians and other specialists as well as procedures such as blood tests.
Paediatric Community Nurses
Paediatric nurses based at Wellington and Kenepuru hospitals visit children and their families in their homes to provide complex care and care for chronically ill children. They also run clinics for eczema and incontinence.