Child Health

Outreach team

Provides care/support & ongoing education for children with complex medical conditions who have been in contact with Paediatric Medical and/or Surgical Services at Christchurch Hospital.

Services are provided within the community and involve the children's family/whanau, relevant community groups and primary care givers.

All enquires/referrals to:
Phone: 364 0033


Sharon Cassidy
EB/Wound Resource Nurse

  • Coordinates care for children in Christchurch with the rare skin condition Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) (Wiki Pages).

  • Works also for DEBRA NZ delivering a National service for adults & children with EB within the South Island and lower half of the North Island.

  • Promotes prevention of injury & infection to enhance quality of life.

  • Referrals are accepted from health professionals and the general public.
    027 295-5857

Neil Owens
Paediatric Diabetes, Christchurch Hospital

  • Work with children and their families/whanau living with diabetes.

  • Provides education/support at diagnosis, and follow up at clinic and the community.

  • Aim to gain and maintain good glycaemic control, while enjoying a great quality of life and to prevent complications now and in the future.
03 378-6132
027 227-9026


Dawn Anderson
Neurology CNS/Epilepsy Liaison

Liaison co-ordinator for the Paediatric Clinical Investigation Unit elective inpatient VEEG monitoring service as referred from regional/national paediatrician and neurology outreach clinics.

Provides education to children, their families, caregivers and health professionals in the inpatient, outpatient and community setting.

Facilitates and co-ordinates plan of care for children with complex epilepsy disorders.
Phone: 03 364 0865, ext: 80865


Viv Isles

Provide care, ongoing education and support for children with chronic respiratory conditions (Bronchiectasis, Cystic Fibrosis, Tracheostomy, Asthma) who are under the care of Paediatric Medical Services at Christchurch Hospital.

Phone: 03 364 0097

  • Ros Robertson
    Resource nurse for children with Renal and Liver Disease.

  • Sally-Jane Lewington
    Resource nurse for children with Inflammatory Bowel Disease and other Gastroenterology conditions.

Trudy Brown
Joint Role with Children's Outreach/Nurse Maude

I work with both providers to provide a seamless service from secondary to community care.

My role includes educational support, practical advice, facilitation of referrals and support of early discharge for children with complex health needs .
Phone: 03 364 0033

Clinical Nurse Specialists - Child Health
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Page last reviewed: 16 June 2014