Massive thanks to Robert Walters Recruitment Consultants who helped us raise over $15,000 for Plunket New Zealand!A Quiz Night evening sponsored by Robert Walters was a chance for Robert Walters, and Plunket to thank their partners, sponsors, clients and suppliers for the support and business they have given to the two organisations. Through raffle and auction items donated by generous organisations around Wellington and New Zealand, $15,200 was raised and proceeds will be used to continue to provide community services and give kiwi kids the best start in life. An Auckland Quiz night with Robert Walters is scheduled for October.
Plunket welcomes the passing into law of an increase in the age limit for the mandatory use of child car restraints from age 5 to age 7. This will require children to be in an appropriate child restraint until their 7th birthday. Sue Campbell, Plunket’s National Child Safety Advisor, says this is good news.
With the cold weather now here across the country, Plunket are reminding families to be alert to the dangers from heaters, fireplaces and other sources of winter warmth. Sue Campbell, Plunket’s National Child Safety Advisor says keeping babies and young children warm and safe is a priority for families. “Burns from heaters and fires are a real danger for children.
Special notice - Plunket services
Plunket services in the Wellington, Hutt, Kapi-Mana and Porirua areas will recommence from mid-day today. Please take care when out and about though. We will update you later as things change.
Volunteer Awareness Week (16-22 June) is a chance to acknowledge and thank more than one million New Zealanders who give their time and skills to make a difference in their communities every year. “Plunket was founded 106 years ago by people who wanted to help others in their communities”, says Plunket New Zealand President Tristine Clark. “Today we have thousands of hard working, selfless people who give of their time, knowledge, skills and energy.
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 said.
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 safe.
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.
Plunket is pleased to hear that more New Zealand families are making use of free B4 School health checks. The government announced today that nearly 80 percent of four year old children received a B4 School Check last year – an increase of around 30 percent on previous years. Plunket Clinical Advisor Sandra Innes says the B4 School Check aims to ensure that all children get the best possible start to their school life.