WELCOME TO KIDZHEALTH
Putting your children's health first
WHAT WE DO
Paediatric Surgery | Paediatric Medicine | Paediatric Dietician Services
Paediatric surgeons treat a diverse range of conditions. The particular specialisation we bring to your child’s care is that we solely treat children. We know children and we understand families.
When a child needs an operation this is a stressful time for them and their parents. You need to be confident that you are seeing an expert, who knows when to operate on your child and how to ensure the whole process goes smoothly from start to finish. We are experts in assessing your child’s need for surgery, and ensuring you and your child are prepared for what is involved. On the day of surgery we work with nurses and anaesthetists who are also skilled in dealing with children in order to keep your child calm and safely cared for. Our care and advice after the operation will also be tailored to the needs of you and your child.
A paediatrician is a specialist doctor who looks after a range of medical conditions in children. Dr Clare Stanley has extenive experience in the health and wellbeing of babies and children. She can provide care when children do not seem to be developing normally as well as provide diagnoses and management of a range of general medical problems including growth, feeding, respiratory illness, constipation and toileting difficulties particularly when your GP would like some further specialist advice.
We see babies and children from birth to 15 years of age.
Dr Clare Stanley is currently not taking new referrals for neurodevelopmental and behavioural paediatrics due to her current waiting list. This will be re-evaluated. In the interim please refer to local DHB for a paediatric assessment.
PAEDIATRIC DIETICIAN SERVICES
Specialist work in Allergy and Intolerance as well as specialist skills in paediatric nutrition and dietetics including:
Weaning and solids
Poor weight gain and growth
Overweight and over eating
Feeding problems – fussy eaters and problem feeders
Gastrointestinal issues – constipation, diarrhoea, sore tummy
Daycare consultancy and menus
MEET THE TEAM
Meet our team of Paediatric health specialists, determined to help your child maximize their potential. Learn more about our staff's experience and qualifications
DR PHIL MORREAU
MBChB (Otago), Dip Obs (Otago), FRACS (General Surgery), FRACS (Paediatric Surgery)
Areas of expertise:
All areas of paediatric surgery and paediatric urology including minimally invasive surgery.
Hernia surgery, undescended testicles, disorders of the genitalia
Chest wall deformity
Disorders of the intestine
Hepatobiliary diseases of childhood
DR STEVE EVANS
MBChB, BSc, FRCSEd
Areas of expertise:
General Paediatric Surgery - hernias, hydroceles, undescended testes, tongue tie, circumcision, skin and subcutaneous lesions
Minimal Access Surgery – appendicectomy, cholecystectomy, fundoplication, hernia repair, intrabdominal testis, varicocele
Paediatric Thoracic Surgery – congenital lung lesions, pneumothorax, empyema, oesophageal surgery
DR ROBERT LOPEZ
MBChB, DCH, MMedSc (Dist), FRACP
Dr Robert N Lopez supports babies, children, and teenagers with the diagnosis and ongoing management of conditions relating to the digestive tract, liver, nutrition, growth, and feeding.
Areas of expertise:
This includes the treatment of acid reflux, indigestion, nausea and vomiting, peptic ulcer disease, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhoea, coeliac disease and more.
DR KIMBERLY AIKINS
BSc (Hons), MBBS (Hons), Dip Child Health (Syd); FRACS
Dr Aikins is no longer taking bookings for 2023 however Dr Morreau and Dr Evans are accepting referrals.
Areas of Expertise:
General Paediatric Surgery:
Inguinal herniae and hydroceles
Circumcision (if medically indicated)
Skin and subcutaneous lesions including vascular anomolies
Hypospadias and other genital anomalies (male and female)
Hydronephrosis and Other Kidney Disorders
Kidney and bladder problems identified antenatally
Kim is not taking referrals for Bladder dysfunction concerns at this time
Dr Stanley & Dr Hayman are not accepting bookings for the remainder of 2023
DR CLARE STANLEY
Paediatrician MbChB (SA) MRCP (UK) FCP (SA) FRACP
Areas of Expertise:
• General paediatrics
• Interest in developmental paediatrics, including assessment for Developmental Delays, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD and learning difficulties.
In addition to her role as a paediatrician at Kidzhealth, Clare is currently employed by Kidz First, Middlemore Hospital (CMDHB) in a community paediatric role, seeing children in an outpatient setting.
DR REBECCA HAYMAN
BMedSci (Distn), MBChB, FRACP Paediatrics and Child Health
Rebecca is a specialist general paediatrician with 12 years experience in this role. She is skilled at diagnostic assessment and management of paediatric conditions including eczema and skin conditions, abdominal pain and constipation, seizures, and allergies.
In addition to her role as a paediatrican at Kidzhealth she is employed as general paediatrican at Kidz First hospital, Middlemore seeing children in the emergency department, in an inpatient setting outpatient setting.
NZ Registered Dietician
Anna Richards is undoubtedly one of New Zealand’s best known Dietitians. She has a background in hospital and community Dietetics and been in Private Practise since 1997.
Anna combines the passion of good nutrition with her passion for good food. Her years spent as a food writer and stylist enhances the flair and creativity Anna brings to food solutions. Whether the need is for good nutrition for healthy living, weight management, sports, medical issues or the specialist areas of Paediatrics, allergy, intolerance and gastrointestinal disorders, Anna will find manageable, achievable nutrition solutions.