Kidz First Children’s Hospital (NZ)

The Kidz First Children's Hospital is built to deliver family centred health care and serve the culturally diverse Counties Manukau community. Services provided at Kidz First Children's Hospital include:

  • Paediatric inpatient surgical care - Acute (urgent) and elective (non-urgent) orthopaedic, plastic surgical (including specialist Auckland Regional Burns/National Burns Service) and otorhinolaryngeal (Ear, Nose & Throat) patients also practising family/whanau centred care
  • Paediatric Inpatient Medical - Acute paediatric medical service that practices family/whaanau centred care with a parent or caregiver encouraged to stay with their children
  • Child Protection Service - Medical assessment, consultation, support, education and liaison with all agencies with regards to child abuse/protection issues.
  • CM Health Nutrition & Dietetics - Dietitians provide treatment, education and support to people requiring nutrition information and advice relating to medical and surgical treatments and management of chronic diseases (such as diabetes and high blood pressure).

The Amway One By One Foundation has recently donated $10,000 to Kidz First Children’s Hospital to fund a Lifeguard trolley. The Lifeguard 50 is a high-spec trolley, and this one is specifically designed to cope with the demands of an emergency department. It is ideal for efficient examination, diagnosis and treatment, and amazingly able to cope with a maximum safe working load of 250kg (550 lbs).