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We are New Zealand's largest provider of support services for the development, health and wellbeing of children under 5. Plunket works together with families and communities, to ensure the best start for every child. Whānau āwhina - caring for families.
We provide support services for the development, health and wellbeing of children under 5. We work together with families and communities, to ensure the best start for every child
On 12 May, the anniversary of the birth of Florence
Nightingale, it’s time to celebrate nurses around the
world through International Nurses Day. Plunket CEO Jenny Prince says that nurses make a huge
contribution to society and are often unsung heroes. “Plunket nurses have been a part of New Zealander’s
lives for over 100 years, giving parents the advice and
support they need to nurture healthy, happy kiwi babies.
PlunketPlus is an exciting initiative from Plunket, which
will change the way we record, store and access information,
integrate services and have the ability to connect in real
time, at the point of care. “It has made me proud of our achievements to date, excited
by our innovative initiative and also aware that this will
touch all our people, every aspect of our business, and
ultimately our clients. This is one of the largest projects
that we’ve ever undertaken” Plunket CEO, Jenny Prince
The nights are getting longer and colder and keeping
children warm and safe is a priority as winter settles in. Heating the home brings with it a number of potential safety
hazards and we need to ensure people are aware of the
dangers and the simple rules that could help keep everyone
Burns from heaters and fires are a real danger for children.
Plunket says World Immunisation Week, which kicks off on
Monday, is a wonderful opportunity to promote the importance
of immunisation to communities throughout New Zealand. World Immunisation Awareness Week (22-29 April) is a World
Health Organization initiative to promote the use of
vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. Plunket clinical advisor Allison Jamieson says immunisation
is a vitally important a tool to protect New Zealand
families and communities.