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What do the Public Health Nurses do?

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• Work with schools to promote the well being of children, young people and their families.
• Liaise with school staff, health professionals (e.g. family doctors and specialists) and social agencies.
• Organise and deliver immunisation programmes in schools.
• Follow-up children and young people with identified hearing/vision needs.
• Provide specialist nursing services to school children as required (e.g. Anaphylaxis and Asthma Prevention education).
• Provide specialist youth clinics in secondary schools and the community.
• Have linkages to Public Health Programmes e.g. responding to emergent health events.
• Provide BCG vaccinations for eligible children under 5 years.
 
The work that Public Health Nurses do is guided by the MidCentral Child Health Strategy Vision “Children/tamariki and their families/whānau are paramount in our community and we will work together to improve their health outcomes by considering their wairua (spirituality), and physical, mental and social wellbeing.” 

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