Public Health Nurses (PHN) are Registered Nurses who are trained in child, youth and family health and wellbeing.
We focus on the strengths of the child & family, whanau, young person ensuring that they are at the centre of any choices and decision making about their health care.
Public Health Nurses offer:
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Public Health Nurses can meet with parents/caregivers/ whanau at home, in schools/preschools, in the workplace or at a venue of your choice. Young people can also meet with a public health nurse at Youth health clinics in high schools, Alternative Education Providers and at Community clinics (rural Nurses). Public Health Nurses work for the Southern District Health Board. To contact a PHN contact your School/ Preschool administrator for the PHN contact details for your area.