Public Health Nursing

The aim of Taranaki DHB's Public Health Nursing service is to provide a culturally safe health service, that protects the health of children and young people.

Public Health Nurses work in homes, schools, early childhood centres and in the wider community providing education, advocacy and support for children and young people throughout Taranaki. Their work includes education sessions in schools, parenting, behavioural concerns, child abuse, immunisation, infectious diseases, referral to health camp and regular self-referral clinics in intermediate and secondary schools.

Your Public Health Nurse can be contacted through the school or pre-school centre or by telephoning their office at the hospital or health centre nearest to you. Public Health Nurses have answerphones so that messages can be left for the nurse.

Find us:

Public Health Nurses are based at the Child & Adolescent Centre at Base Hospital, Hawera Hospital, Stratford Health Centre, Opunake Health Centre, Patea Health Centre, Waitara Health Centre, Inglewood Health Centre and Mokau Health Centre.

Contact us:

Child & Adolescent Centre, Taranaki Base Hospital
(06) 753 6139

Related Information:

Information on Public Health Nursing is also available in the brochure to the right.

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Last updated: Wednesday, August 17, 2016

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