Dr Meera Raithatha
Dr Meera Raithatha is a British trained Paediatrician working in the sub speciality area of Child Protection. She has been at Te Puaruruhau, Child Protection Service at Starship Children’s for the last 8 years. In the UK she worked as an SMO in General and Community Paediatrics for 5 years in the Cambridgeshire Region before moving to New Zealand.
She is of Indian descent and grew up in England and Kenya (East Africa). She has been a Communication Skills Trainer in her previous role, and is passionate about Communication Skills in Healthcare, Cultural Competency and Quality and Safety.
Meera regularly assesses children for suspected Non-Accidental Injury and suspected Inflicted Traumatic Brain Injury, and does these assessments in the context of a multi-disciplinary team at Te Puaruruhau, as well as appearing as an expert witness.