Nau mai 

Welcome to the Woman Child & Family
Service at Lakes DHB

 
   

 

WOMAN, CHILD & FAMILY SERVICE - WHO ARE WE? 

The Woman, Child & Family, Service at Lakes District Health Board provides a range of specialist secondary medical, nursing, midwifery, allied health, administration and support functions across the Lakes catchment area. 


Services are provided, dependent on contract, to patients/clients and their families/whanau (inpatient, outpatient and community), the clinical and corporate services of Lakes DHB, the primary sector, and community agencies across the Lakes catchment area.

  

 

Children's Unit and Early Childhood Centre

 

 

 

Ground Floor, Ngati Whakaue Building Ext 8730

 

The Children's Unit provides inpatient services (20-bed unit) for children aged 0-14.

The Playroom located at the back of the Children's Unit is an licensed Early Childhood Centre where children staying on the ward and their siblings can learn and play. 

 

 

 

 

Maternity Services

 

 

 

Rotorua - Ground Floor, Bridgman Building. Birthing Unit – Ext 7900 /  Perinatal Unit – Ext 8995

 

The Rotorua Hospital Birthing Unit provides a 'Level 2' secondary inpatient service for women during labour and delivery.  There are eight labour, birthing, recovery and post-natal rooms, and two acute assessment rooms. The Perinatal Inpatient Unit comprises 10 single rooms plus four Mothercraft rooms.

 

Taupo - Maternity Unit – Ext 5830

 

The Taupo Maternity Unit includes a primary birthing facility for those with low-risk pregnancies. Women with complications will be transfered to Rotorua.Lakes DHB enjoys 'Baby Friendly Hospital Status' and employs part-time Lactation Consultants at both Rotorua and Taupo.

Outpatient Services include Antenatal Clinics, where women are referred by their Lead Maternity Carer (LMC) for specialist obstetrical assessment.

 

 

 

Special care baby unit

 

 

 

Ground Floor, Bridgman Building Ext 7969

 

The Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) is a 10-cot inpatient unit which cares for unwell or premature babies. The unit is divided into areas of high-need, medium-need and isolation, and offers facilities for mothers to stay in hospital whilst their babies require inpatient care. 

 

 

 

child development team

 

 

 

Located Children's Health Hub - Te Aka Mauri, 1127 Haupapa Street, Rotoroua – Ext 5000

 

The Child Development Team provides an assessment and therapy service for children with developmental issues. The team comprises specialised therapists who are supported by other health professionals to meet the developmental needs of children at risk.

 

 

 

obstetrics and gynaecology

 

 

 

Level 1, Ngati Whakaue Building

 
Lakes District Health Board has a team of Consultant Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, who are supported by O&G Registrars and Senior House Officers.

 

 

 

 

social work

 

 

 

Level 1, Ngati Whakaue Building – Ext 8757

 

The Service Social Workers provide professional and confidential support services to women and children across the inpatient, outpatient and community settings.

The Professional Advisor for Physical Health Social Work also works within the Woman Child & Family Service.

 

 

 

paediatrics

 

 

 

Level 1, Ngati Whakaue Building

 

The paediatric department at Lakes DHB provides secondary paediatric services for children 0-17 years.

The Paediatricians are supported by a team of Senior House Officers.

 

 

 

outreach specialist nursing

 

 

 

Rotorua  – Ext 8952 or 8917, Taupo – Ext 5806

 

The Outreach Nurse Specialists provide care and support for unwell children and families/whanau in the community, enabling children to stay at home instead of in hospital.