Waikids is a name that refers to all services, staff and programmes that focus on meeting the health and disability needs of children and their families.
A more integrated approach is helpful to families using our services. It avoids duplication and coordinates the care of a child and family.
From the day a Waikato baby is born until they become an adult, they are a Waikid.
The role of Waikids is to deliver child-centred, youth-centred and family/whanau focused and friendly care, and to
It also provides a common focus for all Waikato DHB services that care for children. It helps us provide a clearer health pathway for the families who come in contact with us.
See below for a list of Waikato DHB services focused on infants, children and youth.
Waikids services are offered throughout the region at hospitals, clinics, homes and out in the community. Refer to the specific service for location details.
For general inquiries about the Waikids concept, please contact Tracy Jackson, Waikids nurse coordinator.
Otherwise refer to the contact details for specific services or Waikato Hospital Operator: (07) 839 8899 for all services and departments.
See the referral information for specific services. Referrals are usually from GPs or other health professionals, social agencies or community organisations.
Note: Paediatrics is the medical term for infants, children and adolescents usually up to 18 years old.
This list is of services and programmes that are specially focused on infants, children and youth. Many other hospital and community services cater for all age groups. For space reasons, they are not listed here.