Ear Nurse Specialists
The Mobile Ear Van Clinic visits schools and venues across the Lakes DHB catchment areas and is a free ear health service for children.
Accessing the service
We are an appointment based service.
To make an appointment, please contact one of our Ear Nurse Specialists at the numbers below.
Referrals to the Ear Van Service may be made by a parent or legal guardian, General Practitioners, specialists, secondary services, vision hearing technicians (as part of the B4 School Team) or public health nurses.
Please note we are unable to see children without a consent form that has been completed and signed by the parent/legal guardian.
The parent/legal guardian may complete the consent form when they arrive at their booked appointment.
You will need to allow 30 minutes for the appointment.
Appointments with the Rotorua Ear Nurse Specialist are in the Children's Health Hub, Te Aka Mauri, in the Rotorua Library building on Haupapa St.
Your text or phone reminders will alert you to this.
For the Rotorua Ear Nurse Specialist please call Amanda on 07 348 1199 ext 8985 or phone/text 027 274 7542 - leave a message, your name and telephone number, name of child requiring an appointment and the reason for the appointment.
For the Taupō Ear Nurse Specialist please call Karyn on 07 376 1000 ext 5934 or phone/text 0275130930 - leave a message, your name and telephone number, name of child requiring an appointment and the reason for the appointment.
Click here for the Registration & Informed Consent form.
Preventing ear infections
Keep your nose clear. When you have mucus in your nose use a tissue.
Two or three blows may not clear all the mucus from the nose.
When you blow your nose it is best to blow five or six times.
Blowing your nose will assist with glue ear prevention.
Blow your nose…
- When you get up in the morning
- Before you go to school or daycare
- While you’re at school
- When you get home from school
- Before you go to bed
How to blow…
- Breathe in through your mouth
- Close lips tightly
- Blow out firmly into your tissue