If your child is unwell, Kidz First Children's Hospital and Community Services are here to make the journey as easy as possible for both child and parent/guardian.

Kidz First Children's Hospital

The Kidz First Children's Hospital is purpose 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 Paediatric Burns Unit) and otorhinolaryngeal (Ear, Nose & Throat) patients also practising family/whanau centred care
  • Paediatric inpatient medical care - acute paediatric medical service that practises family/whanau 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.

Kidz First Community Health Services

The Kidz First Community Health Services provides an integrated child, youth and family focused service in the community.  This includes a comprehensive range of services for the child, young person and their families/whaanau in the Counties Manukau region.

Services are provided in and from a number of settings including Manukau SuperClinic, community outpatient clinics, schools and preschools and the family’s home.


Both services aspire to promote and protect the rights of children and young people. If you want more details about the rights of children and young people in healthcare please read the  Charter on the rights of children New Zealand (PDF, 3 MB) .

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