Nau mai, haere mai. Welcome to Plunket.Nau mai, haere mai
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
It’s an interesting time for the paid parental leave lobby
group, 26 for Babies coalition. On 19 September the draft
law aiming for 26 weeks’ paid parental leave will be back
in the hands of our politicians.
Plunket Mobile Bus Eight years ago, and thanks to the
support of our donors, Plunket launched new mobile clinics
– ‘clinics on wheels’ designed to reach out to
families who, for any number of reasons, weren’t accessing
child health checks or preferred not to be visited at home. The aim was to ensure that, no matter what their
circumstances, babies and children could get the checks and
care they needed, and parents and caregivers could access
support, information and advice. Today the mobile clinic is an increasingly important part of
the Plunket service; we now have four on the road, covering
Northland, Waitamata, Auckland City and and Counties
Plunket is in the first stage of the development of
PlunketPlus – the new electronic information system –
which will eventually see Plunket nurses being able to
access the records of every Plunket child in the country,
via the use of tablets. When developing PlunketPlus, Plunket wanted to do more than
simply move from a paper based system to an electronic one. Plunket’s General Manager of Service Delivery Brenda Hynes
says “Plunket will connect us in new ways with our clients
and other service providers across New Zealand, and will
transform the way we access information at the point of care
with the children and families we work with”.
Breastfeeding is celebrated around the world every year from
1 - 7 August with World Breastfeeding Week. As part of the
New Zealand celebrations, Women's Health Action runs the Big
Latch OnTM. On Friday 2 August at 10.