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Starship Paediatric Anaesthesia

Public Service, Anaesthesia, Paediatrics


The Paediatric Anaesthetic department is located on Level Two of Starship and provides an internationally recognised, modern anaesthesia service.

The department serves the needs of Starship paediatric patients and the specialists treating them, both inside and outside the operating room. As such the department provides an anaesthetic and peri-operative medical service for children and young people throughout New Zealand and the South Pacific. It also oversees an increasing number of children receiving same day surgery at the Greenlane Surgical Unit at a site remote from the Children's Hospital.

Outside the operating room, the department provides anaesthetic services for radiological procedures of children undergoing CT and MRI scanning, cardiac investigations, other radiological procedures and radiotherapy.


The Pain Service:

The Anaesthetic department provides an acute pain service for pain relief for post-operative, trauma and haematology/oncology patients in the hospital.

There is also input into the chronic pain service. There is increasing awareness that some children, like their adult counterparts, can suffer from chronic pain syndromes. This service is run in conjunction with the Consult Liaison Team.

Contact Details

General Enquiries:
(09) 3074949
Outpatient Appointments:
(09) 638 0400 or 0800 PATIENT 0800 728 436 or scheduling@adhb.govt.nz
Emergency Department:
Open 24 hours / 7 days, Phone (09) 307 4902
GP/External Specialist Help Desk:
(09) 3072800

2 Park Road
Auckland 1023

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2 Park Road
Auckland 1023

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Starship Child Health
Private Bag 92 024
Auckland Mail Centre
Auckland 1142
New Zealand

This page was last updated at 2:53PM on March 26, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by Starship Paediatric Anaesthesia.